Company of Heroes 3 ‘Destruction’ Dev Diary Showcases Latest Advances to the System

A level of damage visuals never before seen in the series

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Developer Entertainment has recently released a new Company of Heroes 3 Developer Diary focusing on their advancements to the game’s destruction system. The video highlights their use of location-based structural damage as well as how groups of units are affected by falling debris.

Get ready for an entirely new level of destruction in Company of Heroes 3. In our latest look at the explosive RTS, Relic explores its brand-new destruction system, which allows players to topple bell towers, shatter buildings, and dramatically alter the landscape of war on a scale never before seen in the genre.

Just how deep does environmental destruction go in the game?

Falling debris and collapsing buildings can now actually spell doom for nearby units. However, toppled buildings can also provide new tactical advantages, allowing players to carve out a new piece of cover. Players can even pre-destroy a map with tactical bombing runs, further altering your strategy and options on the battlefield.

I have a feeling there will be many people who will end up playing, and they will press tactical pause just to turn the screen a little bit to take advantage of seeing all the destruction and all of its glory in that one frame

Jason Brackman, Principal Technical Artist at Relic

About Company of Heroes 3

Company of Heroes 3 is the ultimate package of action, tactics, and strategy. Take charge in the heat of real-time battle, then command as a General, building the overall campaign where every decision matters. Overwhelm your opponents with new and familiar factions, units, and international Battlegroups. Command ground, air, and naval forces and build supply lines to crush enemy advances on the new Dynamic Campaign Map – no two playthroughs are ever alike!

Company of Heroes is set to release sometime in the near future on PC (via Steam). For more information, check out the game’s official website.

Source: Press Release

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