For Immediate Release


The Ultimate Military Package Delivers Cold War Crisis, Red Hammer, Resistance and all Upgrades

New York – August 28, 2002 – UK-based publishing giant, Codemasters, will launch the ultimate Operation Flashpoint compendium pack this autumn for PC gamers. It brings together the award winning original game enhanced with all the official upgrades, expansions and additional campaigns. The compendium will be launched as Operation Flashpoint: Game of the Year Edition and is ideally suited for new Flashpoint recruits. It brings together the complete series, including the original Operation: Flashpoint, which has sold over one million copies.

Developed by Bohemia Interactive Studio, Operation Flashpoint revolutionized the military simulator by enabling the player to control and command not just soldiers of all ranks but also land, sea and air vehicles – both military and civilian – from cars, to APCs, to tanks and even military helicopters. The series has garnered critical acclaim for its realism of simulating military conflict situations, even to the extent where the game’s technology has been adapted for the United States Marine Corps to use as a special combat training application called VBS1 (Virtual BattleField System).

“We wanted to offer new recruits the total package so they can jump in and share the full experience with the legions of experienced soldiers in the Flashpoint community” said David Solari, senior marketing manager of Codemasters U.S. “This Game of the Year Edition is destined to keep Operation Flashpoint one of the strongest brands in the PC games market.”

Join the massive Operation Flashpoint community at the dedicated web site at and access information, download demos and join discussions in the ever-popular forums.

Operation Flashpoint: Game of the Year Edition is set to launch this autumn for the PC.


Operation Flashpoint: Game of the Year Edition

Launches September |
… Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis [full original game]
… Operation Flashpoint: Red Hammer [new campaign and upgrades]
… Operation Flashpoint: Resistance [full expansion and new campaign]

Full details on the Operation Flashpoint series at:

ABOUT CODEMASTERS Established in 1986, UK-based Codemasters is one of Europe's best-selling and profitable game-makers, developing and publishing titles for the console platforms and PC. Codemasters’ products first appeared on US retail shelves in 1999 and since then they have continued to provide energetic, compelling and innovative entertainment to gaming fans of all genres. The company’s 2001 offerings included Blade of Darkness and Operation Flashpoint, both of which met with critical acclaim and enormous consumer praise. Richard Darling, the company’s Design Director and co-founder, is renowned as one of the most prolific game designers and has been involved in the creation of 60 of the company’s staggering #1 titles in the UK. In keeping with the company's mission to remain on the crest of the gaming wave, Codemasters is developing games for online and next generation platforms. Additional information about the company and its products can be found at