StarCraft II's expansion pack, Heart of the Swarm, is already out in some parts of the world, and it's launching tomorrow in North America. To celebrate, let's take the opportunity to examine more than 20 years' worth of real-time strategy history in today's Show Us gallery, and see how much the genre has evolved…
Three factions—Cybran, Illuminate, and United Earth Federation (UEF)—control the Supreme Commander 2 galaxy. Cybran traces its beginnings far back into Earth Empire history. In 2592, Doctor Gustaf Brackman, an unmatched genius in cybernetics, successfully "twined" the first human/AI pair, creating a symbiont.
The PC version of Gas Powered Games' Supreme Commander 2 will run on Valve's Steamworks and come with online achievements, auto-updates and, yes, Steam's DRM.
After he finished delivering medical advice, Gas Powered Games founder and CEO Chris Taylor showed me a little of what Supreme Commander 2 was bringing to the real-time strategy title.