Over the weekend Tripwire, maker of the upcoming Killing Floor survivor co-op game, announced on its message boards that it is working on a sequel to Red Orchestra. Titled Heroes of Stalingrad the new Red Orchestra game will use Unreal Engine 3. Unfortunately there aren't any details other then those at the moment. As a fan of the first game this is extremely good news as Red Orchestra is up there with Counter-Strike as one of the longest running mod-turned-games out there. Its more simmy approach to combat also introduced a huge amount of now standard gameplay elements into shooters like forcing the player to use iron sights. Here's the full announcement:
Ok, here is the official statement on the game for now. Yes there is an article about our new UE3 game Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad in the UK and US PC Gamer magazines. Frankly, we're more than a bit surprised at the timing of the release of the article. To put it quite bluntly we thought this would hit after the release of Killing Floor. As such we'll be doing a bit of a scramble to get our PR efforts in order while we are in the middle of getting another game ready to ship.
I know many of you have been waiting a very long time for this news, and I am very happy that we can finally confirm what we've been working on these past three years. RO:HOS (as we call it) is real, its using UE3, and its awesome Just bear with us while we recover from this unexpected announcement and in the immortal words of Battlestar Galactica - all will be revealed.
For now, we're not going to say anything else about the game. We'll let the article speak for itself. As Alan mentioned please don't post scans of the article on this forum. Additionally, please don't post quotes of text from the article on these forums. Our proper PR effort will begin in earnest soon, so you'll get more from us on that in the coming days.