In a move sure to surprise a few fans out there, Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment today announced a new third person shooter based in the Stargate Universe called "Stargate Resistance".
The announcement was made on a newly launched website for the game, which also features a letter by Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment's Chris Klug explaining the game's premise and why the company has been silent on the game until now:
While we’ve never lied to you about our circumstances, many times we were silent while our critics had their fun at our expense. We chose to remain quiet during those times, because, honestly, we often didn’t know what our future was day-to-day, sometimes even hour-to-hour. As a group we chose to not say anything until we knew something.
In the same letter, Klug confirms that the studio is still working on Stargate Worlds, saying:
Continue to stick with us. I know you’ll enjoy the fast-paced action Resistance has in store for you while we continue to work towards SGW’s release.
As for Stargate Resistance's features, players will be pit against each other as either the Stargate Command or System Lords, with the ability to select from up to six different classes, and will feature a number of game modes such as Team Deathmatch, Capture the Technician and Domination.
Stargate Resistance will be available exclusively on the PC platform and is scheduled for a Q1 2010 release date.
For more information on the game, including minimum and recommend system specifications, check out the official Stargate Resistance FAQ here.