- Free Radical's always bashed the right nerve with its TimeSplitters FPS series, which is why we're all over Haze like a rash. New screenshots, including snaps of the shooter's co-op mode, are on this page
and demanding your attention.
Haze is set in a near-future where the government has outsourced military operations to private multinational corporations.
You play Jake Carpenter, a soldier who works for the Mantel Corporation who has access to high-tech vehicles, kick-ass weapons and performance enhancing bio-medical support.
Free Radical director David Doak has said previously that one of the developer's key goals with the game is "to make people think" in addition to "pushing the bar with gameplay and presentation".
He explained, "...in Haze we're trying to examine more the feeling of the soldier. If you're fighting in a war, you need to somehow justify your actions, so in Haze we actually cause the player to question that to some extent".
Currently, Haze has only been officially confirmed as a PS3 release this year. Expect more versions in 2008.