Section 8 Now Available for PC in North America
Section 8 casts players as futuristic, armor-clad soldiers who perform
meteoric dives onto the battlefield, where they battle with up to 40 players on
Windows PC or 32 on Xbox 360 for control of the immense cosmic landscapes.
Developed by TimeGate Studios, Section 8 opens up the tactical possibilities of
team-based shooters by placing players in vast, open battlefields, and giving
them the ability to Burn-In anywhere they choose from 15,000 feet above the map.
In addition, every player in the game is equipped with a jetpack and an
overdrive sprint ability, which they can use to quickly get to any objective and
attack from any angle.
Section 8 allows players to join the epic conflict between the 8th Armored
Infantry – nicknamed ‘Section 8’ - and the Arm of Orion by taking part in fierce
combat across majestic alien worlds. Players create their own unique game
experiences by customizing equipment Loadouts, and dramatically impact the flow
of battle through strategic vehicle and asset requisitions. Dynamic Combat
Missions (DCMs) are player-driven objectives, generated during the course of
combat, that affect gameplay with tangible rewards for completion. In addition
to the deep single-player campaign and multiplayer mode for up to 40 combatants,
Section 8 features an Instant Action mode where players can challenge the game’s
competitive AI on any of the multiplayer maps. For the competitive gamer,
Section 8 will implement an online stats portal on Friday, September 11, which
boasts a phenomenal in-depth stat-tracking system, showing clan and individual
rankings on over 50 unique fully-searchable Leaderboards.
Section 8 is the first Xbox 360 title to allow players to host their own
dedicated servers using a Windows®-based PC. These “X Servers” will support up
to 32 players for Xbox 360. Windows PC users can play on dedicated servers with
up to 40 players. When dedicated servers are not used, Section 8 supports up to
16 players on Windows PC and Xbox 360. More information about the X Server
software is available on the official Section 8 website.
Section 8 is available now in North America on Xbox 360 for the suggested retail
price of $59.99 and on Games for Windows LIVE for $49.99 and is rated T for
Teen. Section 8 will be available on September 11 in the UK and Asia Pacific,
and September 18 in the rest of Europe.