EXTREMES ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF
evolves the first person action genre by bringing Unreal: Tournament
style gameplay into a massively multiplayer persistent universe.
Feb. 11, 2000 - Leading
computer game developer Digital Extremes announces its follow-up to the
critically acclaimed Unreal: Tournament. Dark Sector is the next step in
the first person action gaming experience by blending the intense action
elements of Unreal: Tournament with the scope and character evolution of
a persistent online universe.Dark
Sector is set in the wake of world devastation, where survivors are scattered
throughout the solar system in a vast crumbling network of outposts and
space stations. Anarchy reigns as violent factions wage war over limited
resources. The remnants of world government have sanctioned bounty hunting
in a desperate attempt to control the growing chaos.
out their destiny in a violent struggle for fortune and fame. Begin your
career as a bounty hunter tracking your target from Mars to the moons of
Jupiter and then face off in an ice mine on Europa. Or choose the darker
path by hunting the law-abiding citizens around you; build an infamous
reputation as an assassin, the growing price on your head turning your
own friends against you.
features of Dark Sector:
James Schmalz, Lead
Designer and founder of Digital Extremes; "The popularity of Unreal: Tournament's
progressive gameplay convinced us 'the next big thing' would be extending
this style of game into a massively multiplayer persistent environment.
We are combining the fast paced action and team play elements of Unreal:
Tournament with the compelling character development and immense universe
to explore in a persistent environment."
Players can band
together in formal syndicates, seeking to invade and occupy the multitude
of resource fortresses in the game world.
where players can hold grudge matches, wager on matching their skills against
others, competing in team battles and ladder matches.
An advanced Unreal:Tournament
engine featuring a new hardware-only renderer exploiting the latest advances
in graphics technology such as T&L, skeletal deformation, multi-texturing,
inverse kinematics, advanced surface lighting and a myriad of other improvements.
Space flight gameplay
will allow players to travel between space stations and engage in gut wrenching
Dark Sector evolves
- new elements will be regularly introduced after the game's debut, enriching
and expanding the game experience.
Dark Sector is
in development. A release date is yet to be determined.
is best known for its huge hits Unreal and Unreal: Tournament, co-developed
with Epic Games. Founded in 1995, they are a developer of PC and Console
games and are located in London, Canada.