Wednesday 26th August/... Taking gamers behind the scenes of Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising® , Codemasters® today released the second in a series of developer insight videos. In the ‘Sounds of War’ video, now available to view at www.flashpointgame.com, key development team members explain how meticulous attention-to-detail has helped provide the long awaited military shooter with stunningly realistic audio, taking players as close to war as they’ll ever want to get.
“The sounds in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising are very authentic,” explains Audio Lead Oliver Johnson.“We’ve strived to record every vehicle and every weapon in the game. We know how passionate people are about the game and how passionate they are about the sound in the game.”
“Audio plays a vital role in every mission in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising,” says Chief Level Designer James Nicholls.“It’s really important in dictating the mood of what’s going on, whether you’re using the sound of long-distance gunfire in combat to work out where engagements are or whether you’re using it to target enemy locations during Spec Ops missions.”
“One of the best feelings in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising and the one that gives you the fear the most is hearing the bullets whizz and snap past your head,” says Johnson.“These things really make you panic and it was one of the most important aspects to get across in the game”.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will set the new standard for sandbox shooters when it arrives October 6th (US) / 8th (EPAC) / 9th (UK) for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Immerse yourself in the sounds of war with the new developer video, now available online at www.flashpointgame.com. Gamers can also receive the latest updates as they happen by signing up to Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/flashpointgame or follow developments straight from the studio on Twitter - http://twitter.com/flashpointgame.
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ABOUT OPERATION FLASHPOINT®: DRAGON RISING®
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the complete antithesis of the on-rails, run-and-gun shooter. Players are empowered with the freedom to handle military crisis situations on their own initiative, deploying the weaponry, vehicles and equipment of a contemporary fighting force.
In Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising gamers play the decisive role in defusing a military flashpoint between two global superpowers that threatens the entire world. Players take the role of US Marines and Special Forces operatives dispatched to take back the oil-rich Russian island of Skira from an invading force of Chinese PLA.
The 220km² island becomes the ultimate open-world battlefield as players are empowered to make their own choices, deploy their own tactics and fight war on their own terms. Objectives are set– how they are accomplished is always up to the player who has the full resources of the US Marine Corps at their disposal and the ability to attack from any direction. Intelligent squad and enemy AI, based on authentic military tactics, react in real-time to situations as they unfold to ensure that no two games will ever play out the same.
Players will become immersed in a stunningly realistic conflict with unprecedented levels of detail, freedom and authenticity. Every decision counts, every action has a consequence and every bullet can kill as Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising recreates the lethality, tension and adrenaline of real war like never before.
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Adrian Lawton Communications Manager
Codemasters (UK 01926 814 132)
Richard Eddy, Director, Communication
Codemasters (UK 01926 814 132)
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