When we spoke to Mithis Games way back in 2004 when it was making Nexus: The Jupiter Incident, it revealed that it was working on a near-future-setting RTS which would be due for release in autumn 2006 for both PC and Xbox 2 (as Xbox 360 was quaintly called back then).
Well now two years later, although the Xbox 360 version seems to have fallen by the wayside, the title is finally coming to fruition in the form of Joint Task Force, a PC RTS focusing on near future hotspots and conflict zones like the Middle East, South America, Central Asia and the Balkans.
Promising a 'gritty and realistic' RTS experience, Mithis say JTF will set "a new benchmark for modern-day RTS games" - while it's a bold claim that's yet to be substantiated, we now have a chance to see how things are shaping up, courtesy of this first actual gameplay movie.
Featuring some interesting looking snippets of gameplay where you deploy your rapid reaction force in a variety of urban and desert scenarios, the movie showcases the game's ragdoll physics systems, vehicles, weather and environmental effects and, of course, lots and lots of crunchy RTS combat.
Whether this is the future of RTS games we'll leave you to judge, but it certainly looks promising enough and given Mithis' pedigree with the underrated Jupiter, it might well be worthy of RTS fans' attention. We'll be sure to let you know more when the preview builds start to rumble in.
View the trailer Here
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