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Operation Flashpoint: Red River gets detailed

Thursday, 5th August 2010 20:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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During Develop, Operation Flashpoint: Red River was outed by Codemasters, and according to IGN’s preview of the game, “it’s still more military sim than straight-up shooter”.

However, according to the preview, it will fit in well with expectations of a “modern first-person shooter”, as US forces and the People’s Liberation Army of China fight over Tajikistan in Central Asia.

The game’s campaign has 200km of terrain, and compared to Dragon Rising it has more “believably delivered” marine chatter, tattered military equipment, a more realistic human environment, and smarter AI.

Gun handling has been improved, there’s still an option to “fight without a safety net”,  long range has a sticky aim slowing reticules , mid-range has a “snap-to-aim” CoD players should be familiar with,  and then the z-lock helping those in strafe.

Players can now choose between a rifleman, grenadier, scout and auto rifleman, each with their own M4A1 along with special weapons and attributes.

There’s no competitive multiplayer, as the focus is on co-op, and the radial menu has been reworked to make giving out orders easier.

You can check out the full preview through here which also includes shots of the game.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River is out in 2011 for PS3, Xbox, and PC.

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  1. DeSpiritusBellum

    Why only PS3, Steph? Surely it’s going to be multi-platform, no?

    Aside from that, this sounds pretty damn bad. Marines dragging around two different kinds of weapons, CoD and BC2 references…

    If they just want to make a console shooter, why use the Flashpoint IP? And why even bother calling it a simulator?

    I really wish they’d gone for the PC as the primary platform, it’s the only thing that makes sense for a Flashpoint game.

    Slam in a few hotkeys for basic commands, expand the squads and tweak the engine. Instant hit.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 Gah. Yeah it is. My brain just stopped is all. It happens this time of day. Sorry for the scare.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. CaptPierce

    Seems much better than Dragon Rising’s glitchfest.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DeSpiritusBellum

    Either Codemasters just took out a letter (which is a pretty pointless thing to do) or IGN got the name of the place wrong.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ti.html

    I’m thinking it’s Tajik”i”stan. Tastes great on a baked potato, by the by.

    @3 It doesn’t say anything about testing.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    OMFG i have jizzed my pants once again this sounds amazing i was so hyped for the last dragon rising and im probely gunna hyped for this holy shit

    but why does it have to be america vs china surely america vs russia the reason i say this is because of the guns china has barely any guns unless they won the war againest russia

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    how nice that when i try to check those screenshots, it says not found. fuck! I tried to enjoy the previous one, cause god knows i loved OFP on PC, but i just couldn’t get into Dragon Rising.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. albo88

    i laugh at this stupid idiots like dragon rising was the first in the series made for consoles lmfao what abut of elite witch it was for xbox
    the series have a history of pc and console productions only nobs that just have a gaming rig pc will come here and cry abut something they dont even know stupid assholes

    #7 4 years ago
  8. LOLshock94

    the first one was completely shit

    #8 4 years ago
  9. EscoBlades

    Why has everyone forgotten what an absolute load of nonsense Dragon Rising was? LOL!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Amin360

    I hope it is a good game!

    #10 4 years ago