I guess by now everyone must have seen the BB3 preview. So, what to expect?
Geoscape will give us at least two options: defend a Haven, similar to the BB2 random maps, without the queen, or destroy the Queen’s lair;
The Queen’s lair will be the star of the show, judging the previews, will have Sentinels guarding the lair, and mist generators;
We’ll still maintain control of New Jericho, so no Phoenix Point group, but melee attacks will be available (“respect mah authoritah!!”, my soldiers will shout, as they bring down those pesky crab people, for they taste like crab but don’t talk like people);
Will we see our own base? I guess not, seems way advanced at this point.
I think that we will rescue NJ. They will have some soldiers there which will help us. But I think that we will be playing PP. Creating mission for NJ would be pointless since we won’t play as them in final game.
I think it would be fun for BB3 to start with a base defense, and after defeating them we would give chase to the Queen.
However! The aliens would take advantage of troops being away to strike the Haven again. And that would give us the two options shown on the preview. Either take down the Queen, as she’s weak from the battle, or return to Haven and risk the Queen returning stronger.
The Phoenix Project soldiers will make their way in. The only thing we mentioned holding back were story elements/parts of the campaign. We don’t want people playing through the entire story and potentially spoiling anything for themselves or everyone else before the game even launches.