Snowblind == Deus Ex: Clan Wars

Snowblind was Deus Ex Clan Wars on GameSpot has the revelation that Snowblind, the first-person action game in the works at Crystal Dynamics that was subtly unveiled at this year's E3 (story) actually began its virtual life as the project known as Deus Ex: Clan Wars. Here's word on the project's origins, and why it changed course:
As it turns out, the similarities between Snowblind and Deus Ex are no coincidence. Sources close to the game's development confirmed today that the game began as Deus Ex: Clan Wars, the tactical "Deus Ex 'Action' game" mentioned in an Eidos financial report in April. "It did begin as Clan Wars," they said, "but it began to take a direction of its own."

Snowblind's "direction" falls somewhere between LucasArts' Mercenaries and Io Interactive's Freedom Fighters. Its setting is a massive civil war inside a collapsed Asian communist country (China, in this case), and will feature large levels that provide for free-roaming and fast-paced action. In the game's single-player campaign, players will lead a squad of AI-controlled NPC commandos which they must protect and heal in return for their service in combat. The game will also feature drivable vehicles, including several mech-esque contraptions.
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I don't know about that, Kaptin. I don't think Valve can hold them to such an agreement. If that were the case, it may very well spell disaster for every Source (announced and unannounced) game currently in development, especially if Valve decides to postpone the game by another two years.

Shane DeFreest of Activision said that Vampire: bloodlines will be released on time this year no matter what Valve decides to do, so I don't think Valve has any right to be the first Source game out and force everyone else to suspend their titles - it wouldn't be ethical and they'd have to pay those companies a lot of money for the forced extensions.

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