So, we are released! Our baby is on its own in the big wide world. It’s been quite a journey involving many, many man months of hard work. A few thanks are in order. First of all I have to thank one of the most talented and surely the hardest working team I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, I’d also like to thank all of the support teams at Codemasters for their help and expertise. Final thanks as well to you the community, for your unflinching support over the past couple of years.
The team have been eagerly reading the reviews and all your feedback on the forums and we’ve been very pleased with how the games been received, especially by console users. One of my main goals on this project was to introduce console gamers to this genre and get them excited about the possibilities of actually having to think about their actions in combat. I feel we have achieved this and I feel we are at the beginning of a very exciting journey for the Flashpoint series, We’re already prototyping new features and our Ego tech moves forwards in leaps and bounds – watch this space!
I know that our PC user base is clamouring for more features already, and we are not oblivious to your pleas! We have DLC, patches and title updates all due out (in weeks rather than months) and we are also collating all feedback regarding any issues discovered, so please keep on posting your bug reports in the tech help forum.
So to conclude, its been an epic journey for everyone on the team, trust me, you will never know how challenging this game was to develop. Blood, sweat and tears have flown regularly in the studio, now let champagne flow, we’re all going out to celebrate!!!
All the best, see you on the Battlefield
Recentely alot of people have been doubting that the release will not go ahead as planned for the 6th US, 8th EPAC and 9th UK. Helios today has created a sticky thread saying that this is indeed not so.
There seems to be a bit of confusion on the forums about the release date for the game and that it might have been pushed back.
This isn’t the case and the release dates are still confirmed as being, October 6th in North America, October 8th through European, Pacific, Asian and Canadian territories… Read on
Helios just announced that the official release date (Yes, A date, not a period) will be announced on the upcoming Friday, in the early morning, to be precise. Helios also told us there’ll be a new video, showing the Armoury of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. Helios also promised us a brand new set of screenshots. To “Get a whet appetite” Helios also posted 2 new screenshots.
PLA – Type95 self propelled anti-aircraft gun, viewed through binoculars
US – Abrams M1A2 main battle tank, with AH1Z Super Cobra attack helicopter in air
Full size screenshots can (of course) be found on Flickr.