October 27, 2006 - Bethesda Softworks sent out official word today that Rogue Warrior is being developed for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC platforms. Rogue Warrior is being developed by Zombie Studios and is based on the best-selling series of books of the same name by Richard Marcinko.
Rogue Warrior makes use of the Unreal 3 engine to create large freeform battlefields. In it, players will be allowed how to direct their squad through the fight. The game focuses on allowing players to create the action rather than using scripted events to drive the game. The online portion of Rogue Warrior features over 200 maps through a map creation system that uses tiles to build it from smaller portions prior to each map. It also features hot-swappable co-operative play for one to four players.
"Rogue Warrior is the game we've been waiting to make for years," said Mark Long, lead producer at Zombie Studios. "We're using terrific technology in a way that's different from other games - we have a unique HUD and control system for your teammates, on-the-fly co-op play, and we've really focused our efforts on making multiplayer more fun and challenging by giving you lots of modes and hundreds of maps you can see and play. We're thrilled to be working with Bethesda on this new initiative using a brand we know and love."
Rogue Warrior is scheduled for a fall 2007 release. For more on this newly announced title, check out our first look and interview with producer John Williamson.
Thanks to IGN.com for sharing the news with us!