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Codemasters Unveils Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

Don't look now, but perhaps another contender for FPS of the Year has just been announced: it's Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising by Codemasters, scheduled to launch for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC this summer.

According to the press release, Dragon Rising is "set to deliver the most accessible, engaging and visceral sandbox shooter of the year," and it's all thanks to an "evolved variant of the EGO Engine," which the studio used in games like Colin McRae: DiRT and GRID. If you're wondering how an engine built for racing games will translate to the FPS world, here's what Flashpoint Senior Producer Brant Nicholas had to say:

"The advantage of investing in our own technology is that we can custom-build major engine components specifically suited to each title; such as dynamically lit particle effects for gunfire and explosions, incredible vehicle detail and extensive worlds that you can literally get lost in.

Everything that the EGO Engine does adds to the experience and tension of being in a serious conflict situation where one shot can kill. Using the engines rendering tech and customised audio systems, we can make players feel the danger and adrenaline rush of modern combat, immersing them in the battle as deeply as possible."

They've already released plenty of cool media, including 30 in-game screenshots and a video; check 'em out at the upcoming game's official website. You will be fighting "against the full force of the Chinese PLA on the huge open-world island of Skira," and really, this is one shooter that holds a ton of promise. We'll be looking forward to hearing more about it very soon.

Related Game(s): Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

2/20/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (31 posts)

Random_Steve
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 11:13:37 AM
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this is exactly the type of game i want. Also, have you seen Section 8, that looks as good as K2. Well mabye not but you get the gist.

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Random_Steve
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 11:25:10 AM

Also, the video for this looks amazing.

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coldbore
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 11:42:10 AM
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this looks pretty intence :P i think i might buy it, new delta force maybe??? :P

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 11:48:23 AM
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II dont know about this imma wait until II see some reviews 1st II have a lot of games on my wishlist to buy.

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isaya85
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:09:36 PM
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i'll be to busy with KZ2 then cod6 mw2 comes out later I couldn't possibly have time for this, it does look good tho who knows

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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PS3addict
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:15:52 PM
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@ Comptons_Finest
II II II II II II II II II II II

Dude, Please cease and desist, it is driving me nuckin futs! Try commas, periods, and single letters please?

We understand that you are texting on a mobile device, but the extra letter is really annoying!

Please, please, please be civil and stop. We are all adults here (Well, most of us anyway), and my brain keeps seeing the numeral 2 instead of "I" in your comments.

I am not trying to attack you, I am respectfully requesting that you please use a singular character for the word "I".

Thank you for being considerate.

To everyone else, I am now ready for the flaming to begin, and I apologize for being so off topic and hijacking the post. I have been a lurker for years and a poster for a while.
Sorry for the rant.
I am done now, and I hope that Comptons_Finest will respect other posters here and stop the "II" business. There have been a lot of requests for this action to stop.

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Qubex
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:27:25 PM

It shouldn't stress you out so much... take your girl for a romp... :)

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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coverton341
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:32:39 PM

It is not something that should be of concern to you at least he knows how to be a civil human being and have intelligent input for the most part. The fact that he is using a double i is most likely tied to something that for all intents and purposes does not affect your life but is a lifestyle choice of his and he feels compelled to do it. It doesn't really hurt you but not doing it could have an adverse affect for him.

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Qubex
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:42:30 PM

Maybe people who come from Compton are just very excitable... gets revved up when wanting to post something... it could be finger stutter... but it really shouldn't be a life changer for anyone...

Ignor... be happy... and get on with what we are here to do... play games and enjoy them...

QQ!

"II Am HOmE"

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Totalz
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 7:24:24 PM

Right with you fellow grammar gunner

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Zorigo
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:21:53 PM
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old news, i knew of this game ages ago and have seen tonnes of videos. it looks good.

Last edited by Zorigo on 2/20/2009 12:23:15 PM

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coverton341
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:29:38 PM
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Buddy of mine says that if this is how the actual game is going to look he can't play it because it will activate his PTSD. I know that sounds like a weird thing to say but it speaks volumes about the games realism and intensity. I think this will be a good game for people who have never seen combat and would like to know what it is like sans the actual bullets and fear of death.

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Qubex
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:30:07 PM
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I have to admit, this game does look interesting... and very impressed how the EGO engine is developing. Seems they must have the most flexible engine in the industry, considering it is a multiplat engine... When rendering for the target platform it must use the hardware to its full potential...

The screen shot featured here looks incredibly detailed... this is a challenge to the Killzone 2 engine I think... it looks that good!

Going to keep an eye out for this one!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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Geobaldi
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:30:18 PM
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I loved the first 3 in the series, and the inspirational sequel Arma, so this one is a no-brainer for me.

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PS3addict
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:32:21 PM
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@ Qubex

I know you are right, and lord knows I am old enough to ignore ignorance, but for some reason it bugs the crap out of me escpecially after seeing all the requests for him/her to stop.

Gonna have to have a few brews after work to mellow I guess. A romp would be good too, but I got a killer head cold so that will have to wait 'till later. ; }

Back on Topic; This game does look stellar. I hope for a demo in the near future.

Last edited by PS3addict on 2/20/2009 12:33:55 PM

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Qubex
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:44:39 PM

II understand mate! No worries...

I am just kidding with you :)

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

see... back to normal :)

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PS3addict
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:49:05 PM
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LOL, You are funny Q!
I will be all good once I get home, and load the beta code I just recieved from USAToday! Time for some headshots!!!

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coverton341
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 1:16:06 PM

when the loading screen comes up move the sixaxis around it makes the screen move it's awesome if only because its novel

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NULL
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 1:38:39 PM
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@Qubex
Please stop doing that insufrible
Q!

"i aM hOMe"

It is really pointless and like PS3 addict and the double I it is really annonying.

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Qubex
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 6:26:39 PM

Can't do it... it is a tradition now :) It really means what it means; why should it bother you so much? It is an honest expression... and it is never changed since I this became digital home; besides HOME itself... hope you can accept it -

Q!

"i Am HoMe"

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killzone100
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 1:43:11 PM
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II think that this game looks alot like BFBC. II like the look of it.

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Random_Steve
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 2:20:27 PM

god, not you aswell llooll

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Qubex
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 6:27:16 PM

It's infectious.. II am sure it will pass!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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Xanavi23
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 5:17:28 PM
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Im down for a good shooter, though i own a couple already.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 5:22:21 PM
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Between K2 and Modern WarFare2 I really cant squeeze any other shooters in there. Im that devoted.

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RISE_13
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 6:03:30 PM
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I agree bro nothing else can surpass K2 n CoD4&6 can't wait 4 that n it's about gameplay if the controls aren't right it's no fun n ps3 hasn't even maxed out on graphics yet!

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Totalz
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 7:21:47 PM
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I swear this was announced months ago...maybe not officially

looks ace though and a more realistic approach than COD and KZ2

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slayerkillemall
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:11:38 AM
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this looks like real people,even if the game sucks, it will still be a leap forward, in terms of graphics. times like this i thank sony for making the playstation, if not for them we would still be playing cartoony zelda a link to the past on super nintendo.....lol...

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Geobaldi
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:59:27 AM

Which I wouldn't mind. I still play that game at least once a year lol.

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mastiffchild
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 7:42:57 AM
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Announced aaages back now. I ermember reading a big ole feature in the UK OPM on it and how realistic they want it to be-they reckon you can get really lost as the island is that big and diverse! Also impressive is the number of weapons they've accurately copied for the game. The attention to detail looks to be second top none and if the game is a little more accessable than it's brilliant but, to some, daunting predecessors then everyone will be in for a treat, imo.

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Xanavi23
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 9:09:49 AM
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Its not about surpassing Killzone 2 or COD4 or SOCOM, its about when you're burnt out from those game, NOT BORED OF THEM, you take a break into a different FPS if you still want to and go into a different game. If only for the different look of the game, not to mention gameplay.

Im not saying replace those games, but add to them with variety.

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