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Operation Flashpoint 2 confirmed for “winter” release

Wednesday, 19th March 2008 16:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Codemasters has just confirmed that Operation Flashpoint 2 is currently down for a winter release and a formal date announcement can be expected shortly.

The game’s “launch timing is to be revealed as a countdown over next couple of months,” a spokesperson told videogaming247.

Operation Flashpoint was a breakthrough PC shooter in which players could use vehicles as well as their feet to accomplish missions. PC fans loved the “realism”.

The sequel was originally under development at Bohemia Interactive, the team behind the first title, but has since been moved to an internal team at Codemasters and renamed Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising. The game’s scenario is a Russian-Sino-US conflict.

This is listed for release on PS3 and 360 as well as PC. More soon.

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  1. pleasant_cabbage

    I still haven’t managed to get that same flashpoint atmos from a shooter. Cheers for the info

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    My pleasure :D

    It used to be a big game in the Dennis offices on CVG, back in the day.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Daniel Plainview

    I’ve not heard of this game, how does it compare to COD4 in terms of gameplay?

    OK the interweb answered that for me, it’s dated a bit

    #3 6 years ago
  4. patlike

    The first one’s years old. They’ve been planning a sequel for an awfully long time. Not sure without checking but it’s been in the works for a good while.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. bigbacon

    You CAN NOT compare operaton flashpoint to COD4. Not even in the same category.

    Operation flashpoint is pretty much a “war simulator.” You need to play smart, like a real soldier would or you die. It has a semi steep learning curve. Very rewarding game when you get the hang of it, understand it and can play with enough smarts to excute your own tactics and see them unfold in real time. Ranks up there as one of best games ever IMO. I hope it better than ARMA, ARMA was pretty disappointing.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. DeathWozza

    Patrick do you remeber “Team Yankee”?
    Don’t ya think it would be cool for them to possibly mod either of these games to recreate “Team Yankee”, but how it should have been done?

    lol

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DeathWozza

    ps “remember”

    lol

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    :D

    K.

    *mails*

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Yoshi

    Well they would have brang this out ages ago but the army funny enough was usin it at the time to get people to understand about the atmo of war before they actually went out ther.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Whizzo

    The military simulators are based on Bohemia Interactive’s work not on Codemasters. They parted their ways some years back which is what ArmA (BIS) and Operation Flashpoint (CM) are two completely separate products.

    ArmA was disappointing for me too, I spent hundreds of hours playing OFP MP but I really couldn’t get any enthusiasm for the game, perhaps ArmA2 will be an improvement.

    OFP2 certainly looks pretty nice, hopefully it’ll play that way as well.

    #10 5 years ago