Chris Taylor's 'inner nerd' is "alive and well" for Total Annihilation
Posted: 08.10.2013 15:56 by Simon Priest Comments: 3
Total Annihilation creator Chris Taylor and his studio Gas Powered Games are now owned by World of Tanks developer Wargaming, and so is the infinite war machine that is Total Annihilation.

"I don't even need to be coy", jokes Taylor. He admitted his 'inner nerd' "died a little bit" when releasing Supreme Commander 2, but it's "alive and well" for the future...

To Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander fans, the sequel Supreme Commander 2 committed some rather glaring sins - with a whole game mechanic 'patched out'.

"That nerd probably wont come back to life on Supreme Commander, because that IP is no longer owned by me, Chris Taylor said, referring to his 2009 PC Gamer interview where he declared SupCom 2's simplified economy went against his TA principles, remarking "the nerd in me died a little bit."

"In so far as other RTS properties that I am capable of working on and I think you know what Im talking about, I dont even need to be coy I think that nerd is alive and well, he said in an interview with Germany's

I cant, I wont, I shouldnt. Its just not an area Im ready to talk about yet. But you can use your imagination, even though youre not on the project. Youre welcome to use your imagination, your imagination will serve you well in this case.

Total Annihilation would be welcomed back by the PC gaming CORE with open ARMs. No need to be coy.
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By Chosen_One (SI Elite) on Oct 08, 2013
But....who da hell is owning Supreme Commander now?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 08, 2013
Square Enix, dear chap.
I'm afraid I didn't much like "TA" when it first came out, being a "Dark Reign" fan myself, and never spent more than a half dozen hours on "Sup Com" and "FA".
Flying against popular opinion (with no wings and an airforce of attack choppers in pursuit), I far prefer "Sup Com 2" so I'll leave the hardcore RTS fans to get into whatever threadbare, ugly visualised project Taylor next gets into (and yes, "TA" was butt ugly, and "Sup Com" minimalist at best).
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 10, 2013
I'm playing Sup Com Forged Alliance (Forever) most of the days, at least a game or two, for the past years. Which is why we got that free sponsorship for "FA Forever" in the top left banner :) TA 2 hence is on the top of my want list. Sup Com 2 was really far from what I wanted from it. But ok I can understand different needs from people from RTSs.