I had my doubts about this game in another thread- for a product scheduled to be released so soon there seems to be no awareness made of it, either it's vaporware or the production values must be quite poor, simply because they're not too proud of something that looks like it's a homebrew in 2011. It's not as if Wild Bill doesn't have experience in the industry not to know what the concept of marketing is.
The other curious matter is that the video states it's also coming to Xbox- PC niche enthusiasts might opt for graphics that look like Panzer Elite, but there's no way even as a budget title that's going to go anywhere on a gamer's platform. After all, this was a previous marquee shot that seemed to indicate what the product might actually look like:http://forum.totalsims.com/viewtopic.php?p=78912&sid=1703dee552a73508ee5f2cab67974d7d
I tried looking though the community forum to see what the buzz might be, just a quick glance at recent topics makes no mention of M4 Tank Platoon, just this Armored Assault game. http://forum2.totalsims.com/index.php
Why is no one even talking about it? Nothing from fans taken back by 1990s graphics and apparently twitch action gameplay, nothing from Wild Bill or anyone telling people that this is not going to be representative of the final game, there's nothing there at all. Maybe it is some stratagem not to show what the graphics will look like in the final stage, but it doesn't make sense that the the game mechanics still has to look like it's in some very early phase where they haven't figured out whether it's going to be a first person shooter or not. That just shows a different type of game entirely even if they didn't want to disclose what the visuals would look like. Why still give the impression that the beta is in a primitive stage if this isn't the way it's going to be? What is the advantage in that?