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BlackSite: Area 51 Announced

Midway Confirms Theory Is A Fact; BlackSite(TM) Area 51(R) Is Coming Summer 2007 is the press release officially announcing development of BlackSite: Area 51, in case there were any doubts about plans for this shooter sequel after three previews, a batch of screenshots, and a gameplay movie. Here's a bit from the official announcement:

LONDON – JANUARY 29, 2007 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced BlackSite™: Area 51®, an action packed, first person shooter experience which pits gamers against alien enemy forces using the infamous U.S. government landmark, Area 51®, and the surrounding areas as the battlefield backdrop. BlackSite: Area 51 is currently in development for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for the PC.

Developed by Midway Studios - Austin, BlackSite: Area 51 is a next-generation game that will redefine the first person shooter (FPS) genre. While other FPS titles claim to feature “action-packed, highly realistic gameplay,” BlackSite: Area 51 takes next-gen gaming to an all-new level integrating cutting edge technology, game design and story writing to create the ultimate entertainment experience. The player’s modern-day emotions and fears are driven into a world charged with grave responsibility affecting lives hanging in the balance and eventually finding himself torn between his professional orders and his own ethical standards. In the end, only the actions of the player and his squad can shape the outcome of BlackSite: Area 51 during this potentially pivotal moment in history.

“BlackSite: Area 51 gives players the opportunity to experience next-generation, first person shooter action in one of the world’s most intriguing and mysterious environments,” said Denise Fulton, studio head, Midway Studios - Austin. “Gamers will be instantly immersed in the game’s seamless storyline, set in the desert and small towns surrounding Area 51 that feature highly detailed environments that transform themselves into awesome battlefields. Without question, BlackSite: Area 51 will raise the bar in the next generation FPS genre with its stunning visuals, life-like squad interactions and its multitude of online multiplayer modes.”

5. Re: Marketing a Game Title Only? Jan 29, 2007, 13:14 Shadowcat
Where's the meat? Why do I care. You aren't giving me anything new. What game engine is this based on? If it's yours, what's that based on? ... I suppose this is the end of the road?
Actually, the end of the road would be more along the lines of people thinking that the freaking game engine used to create a game is somehow more important than the game itself, rather than being the largely incidental detail that it really is.

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  1. Jan 29, 11:42 No subject Darks
  2. Jan 29, 12:07  Marketing a Game Title Only? Zephalephelah
  3. Jan 29, 12:11   Re: Marketing a Game Title Only? SpectralMeat
  4. Jan 29, 12:30    Re: Marketing a Game Title Only? Darks
>> 5. Jan 29, 13:14   Re: Marketing a Game Title Only? Shadowcat
  6. Jan 29, 13:32    Re: Marketing a Game Title Only? Zephalephelah
  7. Jan 29, 13:37  You idiots here... Zephalephelah
  8. Jan 29, 13:45   Re: You idiots here... SpectralMeat
  12. Jan 29, 15:36    Re: You idiots here... Darks
  13. Jan 29, 19:22     Re: You idiots here... Overon
  14. Jan 29, 19:47      Re: You idiots here... MuzixMon
  15. Jan 29, 20:13       Re: You idiots here... SpectralMeat
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  18. Jan 29, 23:28     Re: You idiots here... Masa
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  11. Jan 29, 14:20    Re: You idiots here... SpectralMeat
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