SWAT 4 Expansion Announced

SWAT 4 Expansion Pack Announced is the press release officially announcing the SWAT 4 expansion first hinted at in August (story) for which more details just emerged the other day (story). The first SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate screenshots are online, and here's a bit on the add-on, due in Q1 2006:
Entitled 'The Stetchkov Syndicate', the expansion pack brings a host of new levels, weapons and enhancements to the highly rated SWAT 4.

Crime is on the rise. More guns and drugs are appearing on the streets and the city is in crisis. SWAT is called in to take on a series of disturbances that eventually lead them to the root of the problem, an eastern European crime family that has taken up residence in the city. A final showdown will place legendary SWAT tactics against the most dangerous and ruthless criminals yet, the Stetchkov syndicate.

New features for SWAT 4 - The Stetchkov Syndicate include:

    • 7 new single and multiplayer player levels
    • Voice over IP - Built in voice communication between teammates.
    • 10 Player Coop - Up to 2 teams of 5.
    • New multiplayer mode - Smash & Grab
    • New weapons and equipment for both SWAT members and suspects
    • Stat tracking and ladders and rankings for multiplayer
    • Held commands - Orders can be held in single player until the leader gives the GO command.
    • Unique Leader in Coop - Option to have only one person issue commands and lead the team.
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The what now...?
Sep 22, 2005, 09:58
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The what now...? Sep 22, 2005, 09:58
Sep 22, 2005, 09:58
 
The Sketchkov Syndicate? Doesn't sound like a terribly appealing title.

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You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 11:46
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You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 11:46
Sep 22, 2005, 11:46
 
They should have called it 'The Stockholm Affair'.

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 11:52
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 11:52
Sep 22, 2005, 11:52
 
And you have to go into a movie theatre arresting Homer Simpson for talking too much during the movie?

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 12:15
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 12:15
Sep 22, 2005, 12:15
 
There was a mission in SWAT 3 (I think in the expansion, or a later map) in a hospital, and in one of the rooms you can find an x-ray of Homer's head... ;-)

I had to pause the game to laugh a little bit. :-)

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 12:44
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 12:44
Sep 22, 2005, 12:44
 
Fuck Swat 4 expansion.

Remember what Vivendi and Irrational did to Tribes!

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 12:57
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 12:57
Sep 22, 2005, 12:57
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Swat 4 is a better game than Tribes Vengeance could've ever been.

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 13:32
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 13:32
Sep 22, 2005, 13:32
 
Tribes Vengeance?? Why make an expansion for a game nobody is playing?

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 13:38
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 13:38
Sep 22, 2005, 13:38
 
Dude seriously, you don't want to go there or another huge argument about Irrational Games bashing will ensue.

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 13:57
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 13:57
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I love Irrational Games. Freedom force and its sequel are two of my favorite games of all time, right up there with X-com, System Shock, and Master of Orion.

Swat 4 is, imo, REALLY good - the novelty of actually trying NOT to use your weapon was refreshing, and the tension created in the encounters where you tried to hold back before you were forced to open fire was great.

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SWAT4 expansion...
Sep 22, 2005, 14:33
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SWAT4 expansion... Sep 22, 2005, 14:33
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wasn't this announced yesterday? Or am I deja-vuiing it?

I could have sworn I remember reading something hereabout it.

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 14:36
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 14:36
Sep 22, 2005, 14:36
 
Swat 4 is, imo, REALLY good - the novelty of actually trying NOT to use your weapon was refreshing, and the tension created in the encounters where you tried to hold back before you were forced to open fire was great.

but....but i cant help it,i am a trigger happy man and all those shiny guns, i just want to shoot them.


by the way i liked tribes:V,not bad.why so many people hate it?

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 15:16
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 15:16
Sep 22, 2005, 15:16
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by the way i liked tribes:V,not bad.why so many people hate it?

Oh man - now you've done it!

But seriously, I agree. All it really needed in my opinion was a few larger maps and some small tweaks. Alas, the "hardcore" tribes fans killed it through incessant flaming and horribly overdone negative buzz on the forums. The blood-in-the-water effect took hold, and nobody bought it. (besides me, I guess.)

Now, no one will EVER touch the tribes franchise.

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 15:25
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 15:25
Sep 22, 2005, 15:25
 
Now, no one will EVER touch the tribes franchise.

Oh you never know. DS could buy the rights to it.

Tribes: Derek Smart's Vengence

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No subject
Sep 22, 2005, 16:14
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No subject Sep 22, 2005, 16:14
Sep 22, 2005, 16:14
 
tisk, SWAT 4 is not Tribes, so therfor, why is Tribes brought up time and time again in a SWAT thread?


Besides, I thought this expansion was already announced, or is this just the official as concrete announcement being made?

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Re: You frisky devil!
Sep 22, 2005, 16:15
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Re: You frisky devil! Sep 22, 2005, 16:15
Sep 22, 2005, 16:15
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You better watch it- you combine those two and we might just end up with the longest, flaming-est thread ever!

Well, we'd have to throw Valve/Steam in there too.

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Re: No subject
Sep 22, 2005, 16:19
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tisk, SWAT 4 is not Tribes, so therfor, why is Tribes brought up time and time again in a SWAT thread?

A very good question. But I think the connection is that Swat4 is an Irrational game, and many still blame them for the Tribes: Vengeance no patch debacle. I guess they feel Swat4 should be boycotted as punishment, or something.

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Re: No subject
Sep 22, 2005, 16:53
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Sep 22, 2005, 16:53
 
But I think the connection is that Swat4 is an Irrational game, and many still blame them for the Tribes: Vengeance no patch debacle. I guess they feel Swat4 should be boycotted as punishment, or something.


I'll admit I never really had any inclination to play Tribes, but I take it both games were developed by Irrational? Then they must have been separate publishers? I don't know, SWAT 4 just seems very solid to me.

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Same developer same publisher same engine.

Tribes:V was first and being first it had the most bugs. The game was missing features out of the box, the dedicated server was BETA. The SDK was broken.

Tribes players have very high standards and both Irrational and VUG knew this. They dropped the ball.

However, SWAT4 is pretty cool and was fairly solid out of the box. You guys are lucky your game was made second.

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Re: No subject
Sep 22, 2005, 17:08
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Same here. I could be wrong, but I believe the team that worked on the tribes SP portion was the same that did FF and Swat4. The much-maligned MP in Tribes, I think, was done by a different team at Irrational.

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Sep 22, 2005, 18:28
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Sep 22, 2005, 18:28
 
Tribes: Vengeance was doomed from the start. I don't blame the publisher, I blame the developer - they approached it like a Hollywood director by taking out the defining features of the series (the huge maps; the huge variety of weapons/equipment/tactics; huge vehicles) in an effort to make it more friendly to the general public, which only resulted in some dumbed down consolised shit, devoid of character, that appealed to no-one. The stupid thing is that Tribes 2 was great gameplay, shit engine - Tribes V was shit gameplay, great engine... if it was a straight remake with a new engine or had the same character I would have happily bought it.

NEway, that is completely off topic. So, have they finally forced downloadabe ads with this addon? I know they were trying them out and it kicked up a right fuss.

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