We’re not entirely sure how developer Atomic Wolf decided to make Fire Commander, a real-time strategy game featuring fire fighters – but well, we’re glad that boardroom brainstorming occurred. This is, from what we can see, effectively XCOM with flames, but as the title’s website explains: “Fight an enemy that you can’t kill or outpower, only outsmart.”
There will be different classes of firefighter, and you’ll need to build your relationships with them in order to survive. Along the way you’ll be able to upgrade your fire station, accept side missions, and unlock new rescue vehicles. It certainly sounds like an interesting idea; we’re not sure where the variety will come from if your primary foe is fire, but we’re eager to learn more.
The game’s scheduled to burn down PlayStation 5 and PS4 this year.