December 13, 2005
Dark Sector – a new ps3 game
The Canadian Digital Extremes is actually (apparently) working on a new, exciting title:
* Dark Sector *
Being developed for next-gen consoles (and pc as well), it’s going to be a third-person shoot-em-up. We can hope for a worldwide release in Q3 2007, but the game has already become extremely popular among gaming forums and various medias as one of the *must have* titles for the new gaming devices, including our lovely PS3.
“Our focus at D3Publisher continues to be acquiring good, mass-market appeal licensed properties, and the acquisition of IP from selected developers designed for next generation machines,” said Yoji Takenaka, exec. vice president and COO for D3PA. “The opportunity to work with the world renowned design team that James Schmalz has assembled at Digital Extremes is just too good to pass up. They have an outstanding reputation for gorgeous graphics, polished gameplay and high quality production values. We are very proud to be working with them on Dark Sector.”
“We are very fortunate based on our previous successes to be in a position of being selective with our business partners,” commented James Schmalz, Digital Extremes founder. “D3Publisher impressed us with their commitment to publishing high quality next-generation games that exceed gamers’ expectations, which we certainly expect to do with Dark Sector. We consider this game to be the culmination of the experience we have garnered over the years in creating cutting-edge entertainment and we are pleased to be working with them to bring Dark Sector to gamers around the world.”
As I explained before, Dark Sector is a third-person shooter where players assume the role of the super-hero Hayden Tenno, a weird guy able to morph himself into many combat forms. A fictional Soviet-bloc country in the near future is the scenario, and the game features both single and multi-player action, where players challenge other players on unforgettable duels, with their powerful biological weapons.
I never liked third person shooters (maybe as I’m really week at playing them :) but If a game excites me I play it regardless of its genre. So, I’ll wait for Dark Sector as everyone else.
Some info about Digital Extremes? Here it is:
Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent development studios in the interactive entertainment industry. The Canadian based developer is best known for its co-creation of Epic Games’ Unreal, the multi-million unit selling franchise which includes the award-winning PC series Unreal and Unreal Tournament as well as Xbox hit Unreal Championship. Digital Extremes is currently in production on its next-generation title, Dark Sector using its proprietary next-gen technology, the Sector Engine.