Fallujah Devs' Breach Delayed, Becomes "Hardcore"

Fallujah Devs' Breach Delayed, Becomes "Hardcore"

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Atomic Games' downloadable military shooter Breach - the game that someone apparently tried to steal from PAX East - has been delayed to make it more "hardcore."

Raleigh-based Atomic Games has the distinction of its games being well-known for everything but, erm, the actual game. The ill-fated Six Days in Fallujah made headlines when controversy led publisher Konami to back out, leaving it in limbo. Its followup Breach, a downloadable Xbox Live Arcade military shooter, likewise made headlines when some idiot apparently tried to steal the game's code from the PAX East show floor.

It's kind of a shame, too, because we saw Breach at the Atomic Studios, and it looked pretty impressive for an XBLA title. Unfortunately, though the game was originally slated as a Summer 2010 title, it has now been delayed to January of next year. Atomic will be using the time to add a "Hardcore" mode to the game, though what that means is anyone's guess. Maybe it will insta-kill any Xbox Live kiddies who try to "teabag" fallen opponents.

Or, more likely, the game's "Hardcore" mode will take advantage of the simulation systems Atomic builds for the U.S. Government. I like my idea better.

"While work on Breach is actually done, we did miss our small window with Microsoft to get it up on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 in late June as we had planned," explained Atomic president Peter Tamte. "Luckily there were features we had been thinking of adding to the title, and now we have the opportunity to do just that. Unlike with Six Days in Fallujah, which was delayed indefinitely when Konami pulled out, we are publishing Breach ourselves, and it will be out in January."

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Please, explain "Hardcore"

Are they just going to make it really difficult o take out regenrating health.

Dragon Rising tried that and it was crushed by gloriously stupid A.I.

Saw one guy crouch in a corner, look at me, then carry on staring at the wall, lots of the A.I seemed to have a wall fetish, this happened about 12 times in ONE MISSION.

Yep, when you crouch down now the head will reanimate and bite off your testicles!

I love how people toss 'hardcore' around when developers mean 'A steeper learning curve' and players mean 'Being able to magically get rid of everyone who isn't extremely skilled and bound to some code of honor'.

Deofuta:
Yep, when you crouch down now the head will reanimate and bite off your testicles!

DEBALLITY

Sounds interesting, I'm kinda anticipating how this'll turn out.
Hopefully they'll find another developer for Six Days in Fallujah as well, I've been looking forward to a realistic military shooter since Dragon Rising only came out fairly fun rather than awesome.

For some reason, I find this "Hardcore" argument very concerning for a game I actually want.

My bet is that hardcore = same thing is Fallout New Vegas "hardcore". There aren't really any original ideas coming out anymore.

Hardcore? How do they define that...? I, dont understand?

Well, lets hope its still worth enough to be stolen apparantly...

Avaholic03:
My bet is that hardcore = same thing is Fallout New Vegas "hardcore". There aren't really any original ideas coming out anymore.

What would be original to you?

Not G. Ivingname:

Deofuta:
Yep, when you crouch down now the head will reanimate and bite off your testicles!

DEBALLITY

I came so very close to spewing liquids all over my desk while reading this comment, so congratulations are in order.

Seatownstriker:

Avaholic03:
My bet is that hardcore = same thing is Fallout New Vegas "hardcore". There aren't really any original ideas coming out anymore.

What would be original to you?

Uhhh, something that hasn't been done (or at least announced) before. I'm not sure I understand what you're asking exactly. Are you trying to argue that any new, original game mechanics have come out lately?

Avaholic03:

Seatownstriker:

Avaholic03:
My bet is that hardcore = same thing is Fallout New Vegas "hardcore". There aren't really any original ideas coming out anymore.

What would be original to you?

Uhhh, something that hasn't been done (or at least announced) before. I'm not sure I understand what you're asking exactly. Are you trying to argue that any new, original game mechanics have come out lately?

Nah was just curious what original meant to you.

I thought this game was supposed to be suited to the "hardcore" as a war shooter. If they weren't already making a "hardcore" war shooter then WTF were they making in the first place? It's not like Fallujah ever had pony rides in it...

Maybe they should have just stuck to saying they are polishing the game a la Blizzard.

Gildan Bladeborn:

Not G. Ivingname:

Deofuta:
Yep, when you crouch down now the head will reanimate and bite off your testicles!

DEBALLITY

I came so very close to spewing liquids all over my desk while reading this comment, so congratulations are in order.

Thank you.

 

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