Daybreak might bring back 1997 tank shooter Tanarus [Updated: Nope]

    
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One of the oldest online shooters could be facing a resurrection in the near future. On an EverQuest II stream last week, Daybreak mentioned that it was working on a “new Tanarus server” now that some legal hurdles have been overcome, but devs declined to release any further details until the studio had more to show for it. Tanarus was a multiplayer tank game developed by Verant and published by SOE in 1997; it ran until 2010.

Update: Alas, chalk this one up to just a miscommunication. Daybreak says what it was hinting at was the fact that the “evolved” version of the classic Tanarus server is now a “handcrafted Daybreak-branded kegerator” destined for the dining and entertainment lounge at the studio’s new headquarters. No tanks for you!

Daybreak also announced that it will start selling game cards at various retailers across the U.S. starting next week. Old Station Cash cards will no longer be purchasable after October 7th, although ones that have been bought already can still be used.

Source: YouTube, Daybreak. Thanks to Ageofmyth for the tip!

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Edward Brosinski

I agree. Played this as a kid and young teen . So many joysticks broken from anger but it was fun! Loved force wars and regular game play. I remember The Jolly Jokers as one of the top clans and The Dam I believe was one of the awesome maps when lots played. Best to have dampener or Mag-rider for the drop. Hell even back when you had a Dev and heat rounds, using the camera view of each shell after it was shot that was ultimately removed. So many memories :)

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sultansofschwing

I WAS IN THAT CLAN! Boy do I miss this game. I used to be in the clan when I was about 12-15 (I am now 30). It makes me laugh that you remember the Jolly~Jokers. Best times I’ve ever had in an online game. Albeit PUBG is pretty good…

– Pyro~Joker

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Connor Murch

I miss all of you. I still dream of Phoenix Wars

-SockEM

Talentx
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Talentx

I found this link and actually got excited. But damn, they turned it into a coffee machine?!! Ah well, the nostalgia for this game still exists. I wish it would make a comeback. I keep the desktop icon on my old laptop just as a memory. Was an enjoyable time in my childhood
– Tylenol

Stapo1922
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Stapo1922

miss the game.. from one of the original players
name. aRedReconGun

TeddyAndrewRizzo
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TeddyAndrewRizzo

This game really needs a return… There is so much that can be done with the game. There are even options on what you CAN do with such a game. There is currently so much support that it should be easy to bring back this game.

Antonius845
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Antonius845

PLEASE BRING BACK TANARUS !!! THIS GAME IS A CLASSIC.. I SPENT HOURS AND HOURS PLAYING THIS GAME AS A KID… IM SURE ALL OFF THE OLD PLAYERS WOULD COME BACK AND WILL GANG A NEWER FAN BASE

3r1c
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3r1c

Somebody has the models and some of the maps for this game if somebody can get me that I will start working on it.

Zucheto
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Zucheto

Please Daybreak.. bring back Tanarus! You have no idea how much us Tanarus players still care about this game! There are multiple Tanarus players that have been working on a Tanarus remake for years, but we all know it will never be the same. I work at a game store. I play a huge variety of video games, and no game ever has captured me like Tanarus did. I would be playing tan every day if it was still available…

Armour2015
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Armour2015

Was so excited when I first read that they were thinking of bringing Tanarus back when I saw the Google summary…but am disappointed now! It was such a fun game because it was futuristic and not based on a real war and was simplistic. Besides that, you could get to know the other players and have fun together without thousands of players being online.

Cramit
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Cramit

All I’ll say is I played a TON of Tanarus back in the day.  Was such a fun game..