I think this is one of the most unusual gaming news I’ve read in quite a while.
Square Enix has announced that it will enter into a strategic partnership with Gas Powered Games that will lead to the creation of Supreme Commander 2, the sequel to Gas Powered Games’ large-scale real-time strategy game. The details are still sketchy about the partnership so we don’t know what role Square Enix will play in the creation of the game, the platforms it will be in, the game release date or even new features of the game.
I think this is unusual because we know that Square Enix deals with a vastly different set of game genres compared to Gas Powered Games. I know that Square Enix, just like other Japanese game makers are trying to create bigger presence in the Western market but this is still quite an unorthodox strategy. But it’s also quite interesting. I’d love to see how Supreme Commander 2 will look like — maybe we get to see Bahamut as an ultimate weapon.