December 13, 2007
|Delisting:||April 14, 2014|
Universe at War: Earth Assault was delisted from Steam on April 14th, 2014. Universe at War relied on the Games For Windows LIVE infrastructure for multiplayer and was ostensibly removed from sale as a result.
Stormrise and The Club, both utilizing Games For Windows LIVE and both published by Sega, were also delisted on this same date although The Club was updated months later and returned to sale.
In paraphrasing user Overread from Universe at War’s Steam community forum, Petroglyph may not have had the resources to devote to the 7-year-old title while publisher Sega may have chosen not to put their money into updating it based on the game’s sales performance.
About the Game
“Universe at War: Earth Assault is the next sci-fi real-time strategy game from Petroglyph, the award-winning studio comprised of team members that developed the original Command & Conquer and C&C: Red Alert. The latest strategy game from these RTS pioneers features unprecedented levels of customization and an epic storyline set on near-future Earth.
Powerful forces from across the universe have brought war to our planet. In Universe at War, you take command of several unique factions with awesome powers and spectacular units. Control massive-scale alien war machines that are fully customizable. With “Tactical Dynamics,”Universe at War’s on-the-fly customization system, you can dynamically swap out weaponry, rework your tech tree, and retrain units in the middle of combat to thwart your foe and seize the advantage.
Universe at War features large-scale environmental destruction in a persistent world – level a city and when you come back, the area will still be a smoking ruin. Here, though, the environments you fight for are close to home, as you wage war across familiar Earth cities and landmarks.
Universe at War also introduces numerous innovative new multiplayer features inspired by today’s top MMOs and competitive online games, giving players achievements, rewards, and medals in a balanced environment with intelligent matchmaking.“
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