Next Company of Heroes Game Could Be Set “Anywhere”

The next game in the Company of Heroes franchise can be set anywhere and may even be free-to-play.

During an interview with RPS, Company of Heroes 2 game director Quinn Duffy explained that the series needn’t be confined to a World War II setting. He said:

“We could look at setting this game anywhere. We know what we want to deliver in a Company of Heroes game. We know what we want it to feel like. So the setting becomes another piece of military history to tell – or another set of stories. But the game should feel like a Company of Heroes product.

“Company of Heroes doesn’t mean World War II. But the Eastern Front’s the biggest part of the biggest conflict in history, so we couldn’t leave World War II without telling that piece of that story.”

Duffy also revealed that free-to-play is still in the cards, despite the debatable failure of Company of Heroes Online. When asked if Relic is willing to try F2P once again, he said:

“For sure. It’s an interesting new market and there’s a lot of potential for strategy-type games in that market. Absolutely, it’s definitely part of THQ’s vision going forward and ours in the studio as well. You know, making sure we’ve got good coverage going into these new models.”

Where would you like to see CoH go?

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1 Comment on Next Company of Heroes Game Could Be Set “Anywhere”


On December 17, 2012 at 8:26 am

im going to go ahead and place a bet down on “modern warfare” atmosphere, maybe the 1980s before (w.bush voice)”TERRORISM!” why? well does anyone else thinks its interesting that CoH1 has a eastern front mod (one of the popular mods), then CoH2 comes out and is set in the eastern front? whatever new popular mods that come out for CoH2 that will set the new direction for the series. i find games that can be modded do better overall because of fan based communities, extra content (thats NOT paid DLC), maps, characters, help forums, etc.. with all that extra third party content, i feel the developers are able to see the modded content and take what they like/works and use it in the next protect/game. its like seeing a early test run of the new game before it comes out. take for example BF1942 Desert Combat(mod) is basically BF2 but re-done. or another example; would Dayz ever be developed if it wasnt for ArmA II dayz mod?
mods = good feed back/direction to go.