The rumours have been circulating around among fans of uber-violent first-person shooters for a few days now, and Activision has finally decided to say something about them this morning. Namely, Activision has confirmed that a new Soldier of Fortune
game is in development.
The game will be a sequel to 2002's Soldier of Fortune: Double Helix
and will run with the subtitle, Payback
Activision confirmed the rumours with a short and simple quote for Kotaku
"Soldier of Fortune: Pay Back is being published by Activision's Minneapolis office. We have no further information to share at this point, but hope to very soon."
The game is rumoured, via insider information, to be in a roughly playable state already and is planned to incorporate up to thirty-six separation points on each model. Or, in simpler terms; Gibs, HO!
Activision also hopes to incorporate destructible environments into the game at some stage.
One things for sure, given how gory the last Soldier of Fortune
game was (described by one member of bit-tech
staff as 'Just awfully brutal'
), it will be interesting to see how it copes with ratings from the BBFC and ESRB considering the recent troubles which the gory Manhunt 2 went through.
Ever play the original games and, if so, what'd you reckon to them? Are there too many violent games out now? Why can't we all just get along? Put your answers on a postcard and address them to bit-tech's forums