News – Operation Flashpoint: Red River Details Emerge

August 6, 2010 by  
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Operation Flashpoint: Red River is apparently going to deliver an authentic and intensely personal US Marine Corps Infantryman experience.

Red River’s campaign is said to have a deeper story than the one featured in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising and is set in the real life country of Tajikistan, which is described as beautiful (it’s powered by the superb EGO engine, so even the ugliest country in the world would still look beautiful) by Codemasters. The campaign will have drop-in/out online multiplayer for up to four players.

Furthermore, the game will include a streamlined inventory and controls, better enemy and squad AI, new air supports options and what sounds to be some very helpful tutorials. Who needs instruction manuals, eh?

Creative Director Sion Lenter tries to sell his game: “Operation Flashpoint: Red River is being built around four player co-op online play, complete with a strong narrative, new enemies and combat scenarios to deliver gameplay that immerses players in the reality of war like never before. The new setting of Tajikistan is a diverse and exciting backdrop for the wide range of military challenges the US Marines face around the world in real life. We’re excited to push the series in new directions while staying true to the core tactical combat that is the hallmark of Operation Flashpoint,”

And Adam Parsons, Executive Producer says that they are listening to all us Dragon Rising complainers: “In creating Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, we’re building on our strengths whilst taking on board feedback from the community and focusing on key areas and enhancements to further refine the Flashpoint experience. Whether playing solo or co-operatively, players will experience the tense and exhilarating tactical gameplay the series is famed for, expressed through a range of gameplay enhancements and an exciting new setting and narrative.”

We can only hope that the Executive Producer is telling the truth. We’ll see when the game arrives in 2011 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.