Ubisoft Unveils Panzer General Online

Ubisoft Unveils Panzer General Online

Panzer General Online takes the famed strategy series into browsers with free-to-play action and collectible, tradeable units.

Did you know that next year will be the 20th anniversary of the original Panzer General? Probably not; Panzer General doesn't get much love these days, but there was a time when it was celebrated far and wide for bringing strategy to the masses. So in a way, I suppose Panzer General Online is a natural fit: a free-to-play game that lets players command infantry, armor and air power from the comfort of their browsers.

Panzer General Online will offer a single-player campaign through historical battles like Omaha Beach and Monte Cassino as an "advanced tutorial," but the real action is to be found in multiplayer combat. And as so many games seem to do these days, it will incorporate elements of collectible card games, allowing players to collect and trade units and assemble their own unique, customized army.

The game is being developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, whose previous games include Anno Online, The Settlers Online, Silent Hunter Online and Might & Magic Heroes Online. (You might notice a bit of a pattern emerging here.) And despite the occasional tendency of free-to-play games to slide into "pay-to-win" contests of the wallet, Blue Byte Managing Director Ollie Limpach said Panzer General Online "is a game where tactical skill beats the luck of the cards."

Panzer General Online is scheduled to enter closed beta later this year. To find out more or sign up for the beta, hit up panzergeneral.com.

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Looks more like the command and conquer browsergame.

Another quick cash in by creating a browsergame and slapping a known name onto it. From the screens alone you can see that it has nothing in common with the panzer general games kept for the WW2 era.

By that logic every hex based WW2 era strategy game should be named panzer general.

And any "collectibles" game will sooner or later be a case of "he with the most money wins" because wallet warriors will be able to get all the premium packages they want.

Sorry but no.. ill skip out of this one and hope we will get a real panzer general someday.

I suspect that the success of Matrix games spiritual successor to panzer general, Panzer Corps has awakened interest to the title. The game did hit the top 10 of sales in Germany one month so it must have taken a decent amount of money. There is an Ios version of Panzer Corps. I can't remember the precise relationship between Matrix games and Slitherine, who got the warhammer 40K IOS license. but there they are the linked. I think ubisoft got in before Matrix games gets a big marketing budget to push their version of the game to greater degree.

bugger.

for a moment there i thought someone had made an alternative to world of tanks...

My dad is going to be so excited.

Sleekit:
bugger.

for a moment there i thought someone had made an alternative to world of tanks...

That's what I came in here thinking. Oh well, the guys who made war thunder want to make a tank game in the future.

OT: I might check this out sometime though.

Cheap mobile game using well recognized name or generic FPS remake using well recognized name.

I can't decide which is worse really.

Pretty sure the Americans never fought Panzer II tanks; you think a dev making a historical game would try to get their facts straight lol...

looks like ubisoft have seen how successful panzer corps has been among the casual grognard community and decided to resurect the IP.

if anyone would like something closer to the original panzer general and one that works on modern PC's i suggest you head over to matrix games and pick it up. decent game, im currently leading the wehrmacht in the invasion of north america :D

clippen05:
Pretty sure the Americans never fought Panzer II tanks; you think a dev making a historical game would try to get their facts straight lol...

The Panzer II was used in recon units until 1943. After that it was relegated to training and rear area tasks. However the late war German methodology of forming Kampfgruppen from whatever that was to hand to deal with breakthroughs makes it almost certain that the PzIIL model fought in small actions until the end of the war.

SSJBlastoise:

Sleekit:
bugger.

for a moment there i thought someone had made an alternative to world of tanks...

That's what I came in here thinking. Oh well, the guys who made war thunder want to make a tank game in the future.

OT: I might check this out sometime though.

You can pick up Panzer General 2 fairly cheap off GOG. You fellas should give it a try. I got back into it recently and I'd forgotten what a fab little game it was.

 

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