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Futuremark Games Studio unveils Shattered Horizon at Leipzig GC

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  1. malware New Member

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    Futuremark Games Studio today revealed Shattered Horizon, a new game where players fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident that throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space. In this multiplayer first-person shooter for PC teams of players experience realistic zero gravity combat surrounded by the broken remains of orbital infrastructure and the millions of asteroids now encircling the Earth.

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    With simple and intuitive controls players have complete freedom of movement, making full use of the distinctive environment to control the battle. Shattered Horizon rewards players with gameplay and tactics impossible in games constrained by gravity.

    Appealing to everyone who has ever dreamed of going into space Shattered Horizon puts the player in the spacesuit of a survivor from the Moon mining operation or one of the astronauts trapped on the battered International Space Station. With Earth surrounded by debris there's little chance of rescue or return. Desperate battles are fought and control of limited supplies means the difference between survival and death in the cold of space.

    Jukka Mдkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio, said, “We are excited to reveal the first details of Shattered Horizon. Fans of 3DMark have been asking us to make a game for many years. We’re working hard to create something new, different and very, very fun.”

    “In zero gravity the player is set free to play in new ways,” said Antti Summala, Lead Game Designer. “Complete freedom of movement and unique level design create an experience that is at once familiar to anyone who loves the FPS style and yet strikingly different to any game they’ve played before.”

    Mikael Bowellan, Lead Artist for Shattered Horizon said, “Players will be awed by the epic sight of countless asteroids circling the Earth. Our stunning lighting effects create the look of real space for both the natural and man-made objects. We’ve taken existing concepts in weaponry, propulsion and spacesuit design to make the world of Shattered Horizon even more convincing and believable.”

    The company says their intimate knowledge of the latest PC hardware allows them to tune the game’s engine to extract impressive visuals on a wide range of systems. While the game will showcase stunning graphics on high-end PCs, gamers need not spend a fortune to enjoy the unique gameplay.

    The game has not yet been rated by ESRB, PEGI or other rating bodies. The official website is http://www.shatteredhorizon.com.

    Source: Futuremark
     
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    I wonder is it 3dmark 05/06 engine or Vantage Engine
     
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    I just want to play New Calico!!!
     
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    I always wanted to play the FPS parts of 03/05/and 06 and it looks like I can now
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Can't wait :D
     
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    Very pretty... too pretty for my CPU though...
     
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    Im very interested to see what they have. I hope it is very impressive. :)
     
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    this looks pretty intriguing. Not only have i always dreamed of going into space, but I've also always dreamed of blowing the moon up. I suppose cleaning up the mess after someone else has blown it up will be almost as good :p
     
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    Futuremark makes a game you actually play,……

    It will take some time for me t get my head around that. So one has to wonder if there will be a demo? Will it be Vista only? Will it be "run once and then pay up",….LOL!?! It sounds like a good game overall. It also sounds like it could have made good use of PhysX but since there was no mention of it we can assume it doesn’t have PhysX support.
     
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    I'm sorry, but anyone that makes a FPS game that is set in 0-g needs to cough up some respect for the Descent series. Full 360* capabilities are nothing new.
     
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    Oooh nice. I too liked the fps scenes on 3dmark!
     
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    3dmark 2001 actually had a cheat to unlock and play the racing game in that. Kinda fun.

    What i dont get is what you actually DO.

    Is this UT style shoot/capture the flag, but in zero g? is velocity constant (aka move in one direction, turn around and you float 'backwards' ?)

    Will these asteroids have physics properties? can we destroy them? MOVE them? (pushing them into an enemy base, or building a wall of em as a shield would give me many giggles)


    edit: after reading the forums (which already have spam bot activity, lol) i have the following impression.
    This will be an 'island hopping' (asteroids) based game, and most likely a simple FPS. it doesnt seem like theres going to be anything fancy other than 3D movement (zero G)
     
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    look well , i hope they fix all weak point we know the 3dmarko6 score change with high cpu and vantage score change with physics
     

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