Prepare for Grey Goo, a New RTS by Former Westwood Devs, Launching January 23rd

Grey Goo is a brand new RTS, much in the vein of the sort you’d see during the genre’s golden age. Coming from this, it makes sense that most of developer Petroglyph Games employees previously worked on the Command & Conquer games, at Westwood Studios.

The game features the classic three race-count to choose from, and a heavy focus on tactics over micro-management. The story unfolds when all three races (the Humans, the Beta, and the Goo) venture to a remote planet, rife with natural resources.

Featured above, you can view the game’s launch trailer, which looks somewhat like a potential opening cinematic for the game. Petroglyph are very proud of their game, as they’ve also been regularly livestreaming gameplay of it:

The game even has an amazing sounding musical score, all done by Frank Klepacki (also of Westwood fame), which you can sample here.

Some of the coolest features coming with Grey Goo are sadly things which used to be a staple of the genre, but are nonetheless welcome: a single player campaign, full LAN connectivity and support, a full-featured map editor, and robust tech trees.

Grey Goo will be available on January 23rd on Steam. If you’re at PAX South (January 23-25), the game will also be playable at Petroglyph’s booth, #1013.



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  1. Megapewpew
    January 16, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    This looks awesome. I completely missed this. Definite buy for me.

  2. Nin
    January 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    >Westwood Studiosn;_;

  3. Neojames82
    January 16, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I hope this game really succeeds for them. With their alumni you’d think they would be more well known in the RTS scene but their games, despite having some effort in them, just didn’t quite reach the level of success that Command & Conquer did.nnnHowever with Command & Conquer being all but dead now and with I feel some renewed determination and returning back to what made Command & Conquer so great, I feel that Grey Goo is going to be their break out game and I look forward to it because we damn well need some more quality RTS these days.

  4. DynastyStar
    January 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Grey Goo is a dumb name for a game XD Though, so is “Drunken Robot Pornography”

  5. DynastyStar
    January 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I’m not understanding the point you’re making

  6. Taiga Gao
    Taiga Gao
    January 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    It’s dead, Timmy.

  7. Godmars
    January 16, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    More like “Deep Electric Blue” Goo.

  8. Neojames82
    January 16, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    If you were a big fan of Command & Conquer, you would understand.

  9. Grey
    January 16, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Same. I’ve really been missing the RTS genre. It sort of disappeared awhile ago, with only the occasional release.

  10. Dimi Gronnings
    Dimi Gronnings
    January 17, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    It’s a really poor choice. All else aside, why name your game after just one of the three playable races?

  11. DynastyStar
    January 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    yeah that too.