Friday, May 9, 2008

Sequels: Far Cry 2 and Doom 4!

Fire, brimstone, and --- more fire.

While the news about the sequel to Crytek's first-person shooter PC game that awed everyone some years ago is already old news, the one about Id Software's sequel totally took me by surprise. Their official site proclaimed that the sequel is going to be in the works just two days ago. According to the article posted on their site, Todd Hollenshead, the company's CEO, has announced:

"DOOM is part of the id Software DNA and demands the greatest talent and brightest minds in the industry to bring the next installment of our flagship franchise to Earth,"

I really hope it's everything I wrote about in an article in my other blog 9 months ago:

"Seriously though, when is Id gonna release "Hell on Earth"? I mean imagine this: San Diego restaurants overrun with Imps, Cacodemons hovering over Times Square, Hell Knights stomping around malls. And it’s just you and them in a desolate cityscape. Or maybe not so desolate; Half-life 2 already got the devastated cityscape atmosphere so why not blue skies and a bustling, prosperous city (New York, San Diego?) when the first portals open?

Think about it. Id! Give us Doom 4!"

Meanwhile here's a video uploaded by Origina1as; it features how fire behaves in the new Far Cry.

Fire that spreads according to where the ingame wind is blowing --- the game's engine is unprecedented.Gamespot has also uploaded trailers of the sequel. No trigens in sight though.