New York (Sept. 29, 2005) â€“ Powered by the same technology as used by military organizations the world over, Operation Flashpoint Elite is set to be the most realistic war game ever experienced on consoles. Coming this November, exclusively for XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft, you can see it in action now in the new video, available online at www.codemasters.com/flashpointxbox (in Downloads).
Operation Flashpoint: Elite is powered by an enhanced edition of Operation FlashpointÂ technology, created by the gameâ€™s developer Bohemia Interactive Studio. The technology is widely recognized for its accurate simulation of modern warfare and has been adapted for the United States Marine Corps, United States National Guard, Australian Defense Forces and others to use as a combat training application called VBS1.
The gameâ€™s authenticity also comes from the first-hand military experience of the Bohemia Interactive development team, whose members served in the army and have drawn on their experiences to create the gameâ€™s military operations.
Operation Flashpoint: Elite delivers unprecedented freedom and lets you run the war the way you want to. Listen, watch, run as a regular grunt, drive a tank, attack enemy convoys from your gunship or sneak behind enemy lines in covert operations. In Operation Flashpoint: Eliteâ€™s missions you can go anywhere, drive anything, shoot anyone, take command of your own squad but never forget: if you see the flash, itâ€™s already too late.
All weapons are accurately simulated taking into account ballistics and your fatigue as well as the effects of recoil. Vehicles are simulated using an advanced physical simulation to create realistic behavior on the ground, in water and in the air.
Furthermore, the gameâ€™s Artificial Intelligence-driven soldiers move, behave and react as if truly human and never fail to find a new way to surprise the player. And if 70 different single player missions are not enough, you can create new missions using the easy-to-use mission editor. Alternatively you can engage up to 8 opponents via Xbox LiveÂ in more than 50 missions!
Operation Flashpoint: Elite takes you closer to an intense modern military conflict than ever imaginable. Itâ€™s a large virtual world with endless opportunities and ever-changing environments. Make your mark in the Cold War when Operation Flashpoint: Elite launches, exclusively for Xbox, in November. Sample the action ahead of release with the new video, now available from the gameâ€™s website at www.codemasters.com/flashpointxbox and www.flashpointelite.com.
The number one PC military combat game comes to Xbox.
Fly or drive over forty, 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 enthralling campaigns plus 15 solo missions over four 4 sprawling 100+ km2 battle zones.
Engage up to 8 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 provide the most realistic combat experience to date in a console game.
Advanced squad-management system enables players to efficiently issue orders to squad members.
Real time lighting and weather, including accurate star constellations for navigation.
Codemasters is a global interactive entertainment company with offices in New York City, England, France, Spain, Holland and Germany. Founded in the UK in 1986, Codemasters publishes award-winning software for the PC, next generation video game consoles and online gaming. Codemasters develops original titles such as Operation Flashpoint (PC Game-of-the-year) and ToCA Race Driver, as well as games based on top licensed properties including American Idol, MTV Music Generator and IndyCar Series. Additional information about Codemasters and its products can be found at www.codemasters.com.