One of the more impressive games at PAX East earlier this year was Breach
, a military shooter from the folks at Atomic Games (who you might remember for their work on the ill fated Six Days in Fallujah
and the fact that some idiot tried to steal their game at PAX East
) . The game looked really good from what I saw on the show floor and I'm a little bummed that the game has been delayed until January due to Atomic games missing a window with the Xbox Live folks. The PC version of the game will be available at the same time. The good news is that Atomic games is using the newly found time to add new features to the game including a new hardcore mode which should appeal to those who like a little more difficulty in their shooters.
Atomic's Game Breach delayed
New Hardcore Mode to Be Added
Raleigh, North Carolina - July 16, 2010 /GameBlast/ - Atomic Games, a developer of simulations for US military and intelligence agencies and a pioneer in military action games, announced today that it has decided to delay the release of its highly anticipated title, Breach, for the Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Breach was delayed largely due to later availability of an Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 ship date from Microsoft than anticipated, which allowed the company to add in new features. Atomic is using the extra time to add in a new Hardcore mode as well as other new content. Breach will now be coming out simultaneously on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and on Windows PC in January.
Since Atomic first showed off Breach to gamers, some organizations that use other Atomic training systems showed interest in using a modified version of Breach as a training aid for their operatives. With this delay Atomic now has the chance to add certain features from the training systems, such as the Hardcore mode, into the commercial product. The delay will also allow those waiting on Windows PC to enjoy the game on the same day as those on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360.
"While work on Breach is actually done, we did miss our small window with Microsoft to get it up on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 in late June as we had planned. Luckily there were features we had been thinking of adding to the title, and now we have the opportunity to do just that. Unlike with Six Days in Fallujah, which was delayed indefinitely when Konami pulled out, we are publishing Breach ourselves, and it will be out in January," said Peter Tamte, President of Atomic Games."I've always said, we don't make simulations for the public and we don't make games for the government. However, we have come to realize there is a growing segment of the gaming population that wants to test these simulation systems out for themselves, which is why we're adding features, like a Hardcore mode, to Breach."
Breach introduces new kinds of destruction that haven't been seen in any other game, has an innovative Active Cover System which allows players to take advantage of any cover even as it is ripped apart, and adds in unique, true-to-life spy gadgets which all changes the very nature of multiplayer combat. Breach will be available for download through Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and for Windows PC this January.
Initial intelligence and can be found at www.breachgame.com and
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