Codemasters Reveals Bodycount: "An Orgy Of Bullets"
Remember that new shooter Codemasters teased a little while back? Well, here ya go.
Today, the publisher has announced what will be known as "an orgy of bullets and destruction" in Bodycount. Boasting "genre-defining gun play," this FPS - currently in production at Codemasters Guildford - uses the EGO Game Technology Platform and features a team of "all-star" developers led by Black designer Stuart Black. Said Executive Producer Tom Gillo:
"Our core focus for Bodycount is to deliver best-in-class gun play that places the gamer at the heart of the experience. From the jaw-dropping devastation caused by firing into enemies or shredding the world around you in a hail of bullets, Bodycount will crystallise that moment of pulling the trigger into an exhilarating sensory overload of action."
In this mad rush of death, you will be involved in a global power struggle that boasts lots and lots of bullets and destruction. You will be cleared to eliminate all "Targets" by whatever mean's necessary; this includes a "mouth-watering selection of contemporary weapons" and a destructible environment (ala Red Faction, we hope). You must leave no witnesses. Added Black:
"We’re all massive FPS fans, and believe that there’s room for a refresh of the shooter experience. If Race Driver: GRID™ was all about the purity of racing, then everything in Bodycount is absolutely centred on the bullet and its impact on the world. Our shredding tech enables us to create a different kind of gameplay, where players and AI can’t hide behind indestructible cover and rely on whack-a-mole mechanics. Here the environment is constantly changing as the game world is shot to hell; it’s going to be a huge amount of fun."
Although everyone can get a little tired of shooters, we all have to admit they haven't maxed out the genre. There are still new things that can be done and besides, amping up the insanity level always helps the fun factor. We'll be very interested to learn more about Bodycount in the future, because the concept definitely strikes a chord in us...a chord that kinda drags a demonic chuckle from deep within. But is anyone else surprised the name "Bodycount" hasn't been used in video games yet...?
The promising title is slated to arrive for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 during the first quarter of 2011.
Related Game(s): Bodycount
3/9/2010 10:37:39 AM Ben Dutka