Chris Taylor unveils Dungeon Siege 3

Chris Taylor unveils Dungeon Siege 3

Dungeon Siege 3 is expected to be more story-centric than previous games in the series.

Chris Taylor, boss of Gas Powered Games and the man behind both Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander, has given some of the first details on Dungeon Siege 3 - the first game in the series to come out since that awful Uwe Boll film.

Speaking to Eurogamer in Germany, Taylor said that the new game would have the focus shifted away from group combat and party balancing to just single-character action. Taylor said that this set up would be similar to his new project, Space Siege.

"There will be some things that are very much like Dungeon Siege 1 and 2, but some things will be simplified. I am done with multi-character parties; I really think that it's all going to be about a single hero. It's too much to manage," Taylor said in the interview.

Taylor himself though may not be heavily involved in the project as he is currently working with SEGA on a new single-player PC-based RPG called Space Siege.

The good news of course is that Gas Powered Game itself remains a PC exclusive developer and has given no signs of breaking that habit just yet. Although there has been an Xbox 360 version of Supreme Commander, it was handled by a third party developer.

Both Space Siege and the new Dungeon Siege game are expected to focus more on story than Gas Powered Games' previous RPG outings - but is that a good thing? Let us know what you think in the forums.


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Mister_X 9th June 2008, 11:09 Quote
sign me up, as long as there is still co-op
Zut 9th June 2008, 12:15 Quote
What?... You mean there was a Dungeon Siege 2?!
Multiplectic 9th June 2008, 12:21 Quote
DS3! Hell yeah! I've beaten DS2 like 5 times! :D

Though I've never played the expansion of DS2...
[USRF]Obiwan 9th June 2008, 12:52 Quote
I loved the hack and slash DS series with all those hidden things and cool loot to get. And the Pack mule afcourse...
TGImages 9th June 2008, 17:21 Quote
I enjoyed the first one but got board with the second one and never went back to finish it. The linear approach is what started to turn me off from it. You had a very forced path to open up each area. I think it would work better with a sandbox approach (Elder Scrolls style). Let me figure out where stuff is and how to get there instead of leading me along. I guess I'll have to see this one before I decided on it.
IanW 9th June 2008, 18:17 Quote
Shame Uwe Boll made a movie of the 1st one though.
pendragon 9th June 2008, 18:19 Quote
i still need to play that copy of DS2 that I have... hmmm... must get PC fixed! ...
CowBlazed 9th June 2008, 19:44 Quote
DS2 was great and DS1 was good for the time, looking forwards to DS3 though I always did like the party managment.
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