Black aiming for “more rock and roll, spray and pray, slo-mo death, and glory” in his WWII shooter

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 10 December 2010 20:23 GMT


Stuart Black has said the game he’s working on at City Interactive is currently in the “narrative framing” phase, and the team hopes to “invoke the spirit of films like The Dirty Dozen, Where Eagles Dare, The Guns of Navarone, and a bit of Inglourious Basterds” with the WWII shooter.

Speaking in an interview with Gamespot, Black said the team working on the game is also hammering out the core gameplay concepts and trying to get away from the “usual, reverential treatment” of the era.

“If I hear one more trumpet refrain over a somber front end or see another Thompson machine gun, I’m going to put my pad through the screen,” he said. “One of my favorite war movies of all time is Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron. The ending of that movie is genius, forced by necessity as it happens, but genius none the less.

“That’s what we’re after; more rock and roll, spray and pray, slo-mo death, and glory, wrapped in a progressive metagame that you don’t usually see in a shooter. We’re opening a boutique design studio in Guildford to work on this and provide support or guidance to other projects in development.”

Black’s game is just one of four FPS games currently in development at the studio, one of which is rumored to be Sniper 2.

Obviously, since his game is so early in the development stage, there hasn’t been any announcements regarding the title, or formats just yet.

We’ll let you know when we hear something though.

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