Tag Archives: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Wed, Jan 27, 2010 | 22:54 GMT
Codemasters has released a PC patch for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising which updates the game to v1.02 and installs the Overwatch DLC expansion for free.
Mon, Dec 21, 2009 | 16:19 GMT
Codemasters has put out new DLC for Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising today. Titled Overwatch, the content delivers two new multiplayer modes – Blindside and Supremacy – and new Fire Team Engagement missions.
Blindside charges players with completing objectives in the shortest time possible, while Supremacy tasks opposing forces to occupy strategically vital positions featuring force multipliers like gun emplacements and air strikes.
PR through the link. It’s up on Live now for 400 MSP, and will hit PSN for £3.19/$4.99/€3.99 “soon”.
Fri, Nov 27, 2009 | 20:18 GMT
Ian Webster, community manager for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, has revealed that a second bit of DLC is currently being developed for the game on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Here’s the post from the official forums:
“Just to keep you in the loop with what is happening this end, we wanted to let you all know that we currently have a 2nd DLC pack currently in development for the Xbox 360 & PS3.
Can’t give out too many specific details at the moment, but the pack will include amongst other things additional MP modes, as we realised that this was something the community were very much asking for in any new DLC.
As soon as I can release the full content of the upcoming DLC, I will be sure to let you know.”
More through the link, courtesy of GOONLINE.
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 | 14:29 GMT
Codemasters has releases a multiplayer PC demo for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC and it includes the full first mission – which can be played in single-player as well.
Players can take on the mission in different difficulty modes, including Hardcore where HUD visual aids are stripped out.
It was also revealed that Dragon Rising themed Avatar clothing is to be made available “soon” over on the XBL Marketplace with prices starting at 80 MS Points.
A list of where to acquire the demo can be found through here for various regions.
Game’s out now for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 | 10:09 BST
Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising Sion Lenton has branded Modern Warfare 2 the “Michael Bay of videogames,” saying the upcoming Infinity Ward shooter is a “hyped event”.
“The very nature of the game, and I mean this in the nicest possible way, is a hyped event,” the developer told EG.
“It’s kind of like the Michael Bay of videogames. Its budget, its sales, all these kind of things – it is a huge game. But if you’re worried that about kind of thing then nobody would ever make games – there would only be one football game, one shooter game and one platform. It’s healthy to have competition.”
Lenton went on to say, however, that Dragon Rising and Modern Warfare 2 aren’t actually competing. Make your mind up, Sion.
“I don’t actually think we’re in the same place as Modern Warfare 2, anyway,” he said.
“We’re a different creature. We’ll probably get people buying [our game] and Modern Warfare 2 as well. There’s a market for both. I really see Modern Warfare 2 as Hollywood and we’re the Cannes, the arty documentary – dare I say the reportage-style thing.”
Full interview through there.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 15:45 BST
DLC for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will be released this month, hopefully alongside the release of a network patch, according to executive producer Sion Lenton.
Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, he said:
“Within two-to-four weeks of release, tops.
“Our intention is to align [the patch] with the first DLC pack that’s coming out as well, which is due around the end of October. Hopefully we’ll do the whole thing in one.”
He further added that there will be more DLC down the line for the game, but that is hasn’t been decided yet.
“It’s quite open-ended. It’s not a lot of fuss for us to make new content – it’s actually quite easy for us to get it out there, with regards to things like levels, game modes, etc.”
Find more info through the link.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 15:17 BST
OK. We’ve got PS3 promo copies of PES 2010, Madden 10 and OpFlash: Dragon Rising sitting here. We’re looking at them. Do you want them? Then comment below. We’ll give them out as follows:
- 100th comment – Madden NFL 10 (PS3)
- 200th comment – Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (PS3)
- 300th comment – PES 2010 (PS3)
Got it? Go!
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 | 10:07 BST
Codemasters is planning on some serious DLC releases for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, as confirmed in this Telegraph interview with Sion Lenton, the game’s executive producer.
“We’ve got some very ambitious plans with DLC – our first pack is coming up in a matter of weeks,” said Lenton.
The developer went on:
“Our team are already prototyping all sorts of stuff to be released as DLC and we’re really excited about it. It’s a really different type of market now; I remember five or six years ago, you’d get a game, finish it, put it back on the shelf and that was it. But now it’s almost as though the game’s release is just the beginning, really.
“Ours is a game that lends itself very well to expansion – there will be weapons packs, map packs – all sorts of things we can do to get our product out there.”
Another reason to go and buy it, then.
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 | 10:23 BST
FIFA 10 has retained it’s postition at the top of the UK charts, despite sales for the game dropping over 64 percent.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising puts up a strong challenge, and also becomes Codemasters’ biggest selling launch title, but still sees it fall short and land second in the charts.
Need for Speed: Shift rounds off the top three.
Find the top ten below. Last week’s data is here.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 19:23 BST
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising shipped today, so we grabbed the first ten minutes of play from the 360 version in celebration. Watch the video after the break.
Our first impressions are thus: there are lots and lots and lots of commands. Still enjoyable, though. You get to bomb stuff, which is always a bonus.
Watch. Then buy.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 12:54 BST
Update: We’ve just had Codemasters on the phone to reiterate that no permanent staff have been affected by this in any way, and the 70 QA positions were held by temps reaching the end of contracts.
Codemasters has confirmed to VG247 that it’s just dropped “around” 70 QA staff, temps designed to push through DiRT 2 and Op Flash: Dragon Rising.
We’ve just been told that those cut free today were “never on permanent contracts”.
We’re actually hearing a slightly different story from dev contacts, but hopefully details will become clearer later today.
Fri, Oct 02, 2009 | 16:08 BST
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 15:50 BST
Codemasters announced today that Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has gone gold and will be available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 come October 6, 8 and 9 in the US, PAL territories, and the UK, respectively.
The single-player and co-op demo for the game will be released on PC only post launch.
Sorry console folks.
Meanwhile, past the break, is a new video for the game showing off the Eagle Offense Mission, and new screens.
Full press release is below as well.
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 | 13:32 BST
Yet another movie for the upcoming Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising popped up today, this time showing the game’s fog of war features. Watch it on EG.de.
There’s footage there of smoke, battlefields, smoky battlefields and men creating smoke on computers. It’s all very foggy indeed.
The war sim ships for PC, 360 and PS3 on October 9.
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 | 13:37 BST
Watch it on EG.fr. It’s looking pretty awesome, truth be told. Very warry.
It’s out on October 9.
Tue, Sep 01, 2009 | 15:23 BST
A video for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has popped up showing off the co-op.
“The entire single player campaign is fully playable co-operatively for up to four players online,” according to Codemasters. “Teamwork and communication are key as gamers take on USMC infantry and spec ops roles battling the might of the Chinese PLA as the war plays out across Skira island.”
Loads more about it, along with the video are over on CVG. ‘
Go have a look.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 16:25 BST
Codemasters told VG247 today that the October’s Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising won’t have DX11 support at launch, but it doesn’t sound as though a future update’s being ruled out.
“Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will not support DX11 out of the box,” said a rep by email.
“Colin McRae DiRT 2 will be our lead title supporting DX11 later in the year.”
We followed up on the phone but couldn’t get an answer on whether or not the game will get DX11 support through DLC. Guess we’ll just have to wait.
The PC version of DiRT2 was delayed to fit in DX11 features last month. It’s now releasing in December.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 09:51 BST
Blimey. Codemasters has released the minimum and recommended system specs for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, and you’d better hope your PC’s up to snuff.
Operating system: Windows XP SP2 or later
GPU: DirectX 9.0c GPU: Shader 3.0 (GeForce 7900 GT / 256 MB VRAM or higher)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
1 GB Memory: 1 GB
8 GB Hard disk: 8 GB
CPU: Dual Core CPU 2 x 2.4 GHz
DVD-ROM DVD drive: Dual Layer DVD-ROM
Operating system: Windows XP SP2 or later
GPU: Shader 3.0 (GeForce 8800 GT / 512 MB VRAM or higher), DirectX 9.0c
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Memory: 2 GB
Hard disk: 8 GB
CPU: Quad Core CPU
DVD drive: Dual Layer DVD-ROM
It’s out this autumn for PC, 360 and PS3.
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 12:57 BST
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is aiming to be as brutal about dying as it possibly can be, senior producer Sion Lenton, told RPS.
Check this out:
A head shot will be a kill. But it’s more complex than that: you can shoot through a guy’s leg or chest, and he won’t die instantly, even if he goes down. You might reach his position and see him bleeding to death. It’s going to be horrible to see. We didn’t want to make death too light or too easy. The same damage system is true for you, which makes things more challenging. We want to make death as unpleasant as possible, and to make players more careful. You’re not going to run through an open field with your guns blazing. The game will teach you not to do that.
Sounds grim. Hit the link for more. The game’s out for PC, 360 and PS3 on October 9.
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 | 22:53 BST
A new developer diary for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising’s posted after the break.
In it, the Hardcore Mode in the game is discussed along with HUD support, compass, crosshairs, and how players will need to rely on perception and survival skills.
Game’s out this fall for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Watch below courtesy of BigDownload.