THQ today confirmed comments made by Frontlines: Fuel of War developer Kaos that the game will have support for "over fifty" players on Xbox Live.

The first map to do so will be "Village", which begins as a close-quarters fight through small buildings before graduating into an open battlefield as said buildings are blown apart by the battle.

THQ says that other maps will be opened up for 50-player combat once demand has reached a point where additional dedicated servers need to be brought online. THQ has also stated that the PC version has support for 64 players.

Frontlines: Fuel of War has been developed by Kaos Studios - whose staff have previously worked on the popular Battlefield: Desert Combat mod, among other things - and is available to sample on Xbox Live thanks to a multiplayer demo.