Atari has announced that the Xbox version of the PC hit Operation Flashpoint will be released on the console in November.
Operation Flashpoint: Elite, which is being developed by Bohemia Interactive Studio, will keep the content of the original as well as being enhanced for Xbox Live play. Marek Spanel, Bohemia Interactive Studio's director, said: "We have adapted and improved the game for Xbox while keeping the sheer scope and complexity of the gameplay. The visuals have been recreated specifically for the format."
Some of the game's key features include:
- Fly or drive over 40 armoured air and ground based military vehicles including the UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter, A-10 Thunderbolt Jet, M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank and SCUD Launcher.
- Fight using any of 30+ authentic weapons.
- Two campaigns plus 15 solo missions over four 100+ km2 battle zones.
- Engage live opponents via Xbox Live or system link in over 50 different missions.
- Create your own scenarios using the built-in mission editor.
- True-to-life models and physics.
- Advanced squad-management system enables players to efficiently issue orders to squad members.
- Real time lighting and weather, including accurate star constellations for navigation.
In the game, players will control and command soldiers and squads of all levels and over 40 authentic land, sea and air vehicles - both military and civilian. Gamers will control individual soldiers, command squads, drive tanks, troop carriers, pilot military helicopters to taking on the role of a sniper.
This variety also allows players to experience a compelling mixture of strategic action gameplay and, thanks to the artificial intelligence applied to the game's infantry they think, move and act as troops do in a conflict situation. The open environment of the game is massive, covering four 100+ km2 battle zones.
On Xbox Live, Operation Flashpoint: Elite really brings conflicts alive in over 50 multiplayer missions. Plus, a real beauty of Operation Flashpoint: Elite is its user friendly Mission Editor. Accessed from the main menu, gamers simply enter map view, select an area and build up a situation using any of the troops, weapons and mobile units from the game.
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