More Tribes: Ascend footage from QuakeCon

XMNR: Tribes: Ascend is being demoed for the first time publicly at QuakeCon this weekend and a second video of gameplay footage from the showfloor has hit.


A second video was added to this post that shows some of the loadouts and more gameplay. Click through to see it as well.

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BattleAxe2843d ago

Looks a bit like a HALO ripoff.

rdgneoz32843d ago

You ever play the original Tribes game?

From wiki:
"Starsiege: Tribes, released for Microsoft Windows on November 30, 1998
Tribes 2, released for Windows on March 28, 2001 and for Linux on April 24, 2001"


"The first game of the Halo franchise, it was released on November 15, 2001"

Yah, the first 2 games of the series came out before HALO and its a HALO ripoff...

BattleAxe2843d ago (Edited 2843d ago )

Well its 2011, and it looks exactly like Halo 3, so much so that its almost like they took the Halo 3 engine and even the artwork and copied straight over.

yamzilla2843d ago (Edited 2843d ago )

i agree it kinda looks like halo 3 or reach maybe, only its not sub-hd (640p) and covered in jaggies and artifacts like halo 3, odst and reach were.

It's like halo 3,

if halo 3 were native 1080p and had 16x anti aliasing and ran at 60 frames per second, all of which, it does not even come close to

it's more like what you can hope halo 4 looks like if microsoft is smart and releases it on the xbox720 instead of the, by then, 7 year old, ancient, sub-hd xbox360!

humbleopinion2843d ago


So you're saying that this actually looks like Halo 2 on the PC - Halo 2 can run at 1080p with 16xAA at 60fps. Who care about the HDR, model detail, texture quality, particle effects and AI level, right?
As much as I love Tribes, this new game still doesn't compare to the fine art of Halo. It's definitely looks better than Section 8 but it still isn't Halo Reach level - developers are working on an existing UE3 engine with a limited budget is so no-can-do.

I'm asking myself right now if there's even a reason to reply to your comment with common sense or if you're just a PC elitist shmuck who doesn't really care about the quality of the artwork and only cares about resolution and AA level. In that case, you probably won't like to hear the fact that this game is a multiplatform PC/XBLA release...

BeastlyRig2843d ago (Edited 2843d ago )

Halo is a rip off of Tribes 1 which came out (in 1998) before halo.. sooo. your a bit wrong!

earbus2843d ago (Edited 2843d ago )

Nice looks fun im glad they are rebithing tribes as halo and section 8 riped em off,pc and 360 for me.

rdgneoz32843d ago

PC only, Free-To-Play (in a way like LoL).

Lionsguard2843d ago

First off I'm an old school Starseige Tribes player. I loved loved loved that game! Ever since then all the sequels that came out was never able to capture that feel of Tribes1 but I have to say this is the first time I've felt like the spirit of the first Tribes game has been reborn into a new generation. I'm excited! Just hope there are the GIGANTIC maps again where airships were key to winning. I remember picking up slow lumbering heavies in the middle of the desert then dropping them off to wreck havoc inside enemy bases. Those were great times.

Oh and I KNEW some punk kid who barely popped out of their mommy was going to say some dumb remark regarding Halo.

EvanVolm2843d ago (Edited 2843d ago )

Something needs to be clarified when comparing this game to Halo. Both sides are correct, unfortunately.

Yes, Tribes came before Halo. I doubt a good chunk of today's gamers know this. Bungie themselves have said they were influenced by Tribes when making the game back in 1999/2000. However, Hi-Rez is putting a lot of modern elements into Tribes: Ascend that can be seen in games like Halo and Call of Duty. Spotting, sticky grenades, SMG's, pistols, etc. The list goes on and on, so the comparison is valid.

As a diehard T1 fan, the gameplay video sort of got my hopes up. The weapon size is still an issue that should be dealt with seeing as everyone has been complaining about it for months now. However, once another Tribes veteran gave his feedback from playing the game at QuakeCon I started to lose hope again. Skiing is apparently even worse than it was in Vengeance. That right there is enough to make a lot of people walk away from the game.

Being F2P is the only reason a lot of diehard Tribes fans will actually give it a shot. Would love to see the skiing (and a lot of other things) changed, but I'm not holding my breath.