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The fog is lifted from Haze in a new interview



"And on those days when there be no news, let there instead be a full bounty of interviews", so spoke the god of Games Journalism (who sounds suspiciously like a pirate ... ). This Haze interview makes the third one so far today. It differs from the others, however, insofar as Game Informer have laid the piece out as a summary of the new information they've gleaned from Creative Director David Doak, rather than the normal question-and-answer format. To be honest, this makes for a more interesting read for us.

The summary includes information on the story and philosophy behind the game. It appears that Free Radical will be making both an anti-war and an anti-drug statement with Haze, as you fight in a corporate military team which relies on a drug called Nectar to provide enhanced abilities to its troops. Nectar will feature heavily within the game, reducing combat damage and improving aim while obscuring your vision (hence the title, 'Haze', we suppose) and causing you to attack your allies if you happen to overdose. Sounds really interesting, if only because it's so different from Free Radical's most famous series, Timesplitters. Stylistically it's completely different but we're hoping its storyline is just as entertaining.

Other details harvested from the interview include information on multiplayer gameplay. Haze will have four player co-operative play online and, presumably, offline too. There will also be 24 person online deathmatch and assault modes. Though levels for these will be limited at first, due to Free Radical's belief in the cliche 'quality over quantity', there is every chance that there will be downloadable map packs available after the game's release. Read the full article for more information and check out the screenshots. Haze is going to be a big seller when it comes out this christmas and we can't wait to get our hands on it.

[Via PS3Forums]

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1. I really love this game i can't wait. It's going to be a huge system seller and it better be exclusive.

Posted at 2:02PM on May 30th 2007 by Lp47

2. @ #1

They are Bubblebee Men from the planet Bumblon7...duh

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So what? No news on whether its exclusive or not?

"Leading on the PS3" can mean so many things. It can mean anything from full exclusivity, to timed exclsuvity, to even just fancy PR speak where there is no exclusivity at all.

I'd love some clarification on this.

Posted at 3:02PM on May 30th 2007 by Geoff Gibson

3. anti-war and anti-drug statements? So next gen means games becoming preachy? Does the plot remind anyone else of the Oblivion mission where you infiltrate the opposing guild to the fighters Guild. You get high on some nectar from a tree and then go out of control on some village thinking all the innocent people are actually imps.

Posted at 4:30PM on May 30th 2007 by BlackBeltJones

4. if you overdose you should die, thats sending a real message.

DONT DO DRUGS!!!!!!!1 STAY IN SCHOOL!!!!!111
IMPEACH BUSH!!!!1

Posted at 6:47PM on May 30th 2007 by pete

5. edit* please disregard the bush part. dont know what got into me.

Posted at 6:47PM on May 30th 2007 by pete

6. If this isn't mouse and KB compatible on the PS3 it won't be worth it. Here's hoping it is.

Posted at 8:35PM on May 30th 2007 by Tim

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