Codemasters pulls Hei$t

Bank-robbing, getaway-driving action game set in Summer-of-Love-era San Francisco coming to next-gen consoles, PC from developer inXile.

"I asked for no Mayo!'"

San Francisco in the late 1960s may have been a time for free love, psychedelic rock and roll, and sticking it to The Man, but for Codemasters, it was apparently a perfect time for a crime spree.

The UK-based publisher today announced that it will release Hei$t, an action game following bank robbers in The City by the Bay in 1969. The game is currently in development by inXile Entertainment, the Brian Fargo-led studio that created 2004's The Bard's Tale, and is expected to be available for "next-generation consoles and the PC" this fall.

"No we can't pull over and ask for directions to our secret hideout, you moron."

Details on the game are slippery, but Codemasters promises that gamers will pull off bank robberies, knock over restaurants and strip clubs, and speed away in getaway cars with the fuzz in hot pursuit. With each successful job, gamers will get more equipment to break into better scores.

"We designed Hei$t so that players feel like a part of the best robberies and car chases from classic movies," inXile creative director Maxx Kaufman said in a statement. "Everything from the different types of jobs to pull and the reckless pursuits by the police through the streets of San Francisco, to the sarcastic banter back and forth between the members of the crew gives Hei$t the action and style of the great attitude and rock-driven films of the '60s."

Hei$t has not yet been rated.

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61 comments
joecwild
joecwild

It's probably going to either get pushed or canceled in my opinion since I haven't heard from it for a LONG time.

breakdown84
breakdown84

Sounds like a good mix of some shooting, some driving and a type of planning...notice I didn't say real-time strategy, now if this becomes a part of gameplay then it's going to suck but as long as it sticks to planning, shooting and driving I think this is going to be a sleeper hit. Go HEI$T!

bguy9
bguy9

If it's free roam I'll buy it. If not I'll rent it.

bguy9
bguy9

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ocdog45
ocdog45

not intrested...... yet

theKSMM
theKSMM

The premise sounds good, but it may be hard to pull off. Hopefully it doesn't suffer the fate of the short-lived TV show with the same name. But it'll probably be good because they used a "$" instead of an "S" which shows just how cool they are.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

May I ask why it looks like his revolver is a flamethrower in the screenshot? I know it's supposed to be a muzzle flash but it just looks stupid.

bullhed
bullhed

Why are people saying this is a GTA clone? The game isn't even free-roaming is it? If it isn't, that's reason number one it isn't a GTA clone. And second, if it is, I think robbing banks isn't a whole lot like GTA except for the fact that it's free-roaming, so that's reason number two.

citybug7
citybug7

Why the hell are people calling this a clone of GTA? This is so not... I mean, CMON! This is all about the heists and getaways... Not about the rise of a criminal empire or such... GTA introduced a new concept of free-movement gameplay, and just because another will utilize the concept, does not make it a GTA clone... I will give people that Mafia, True Crime, The Getaway, and Saint's Row did capitalize as GTA clones because they focused on using the same basic features of GTA... However, Hei$t looks different since it has a different angle with the free-movement gameplay... A more heist & robbery aimed angle with getaways as a crucial part... While on the subject, I hope to god that this game includes the car chase from Bullitt, quite possibly one of the best car chases, next to the French Connection...

leezeebub
leezeebub

so it'll be saints row without the insurance fraud?

zsc4
zsc4

I'll wait for this, but not putting it on my wish list as on yet :P

jackle2071
jackle2071

you know if they could d the whole bank robbing thing rite the game could be fun. robbing is one thing GT never really did. shore in SA you can break into house. and yeah there as that time in Vice city where you knocked off that bank all heat style but really. they never focused on things like crowd control and getting out in set time frame. well on paper i sounds cool.

TheSlanger
TheSlanger

GTA - San Fransisco, GTA - Bay City, GTA - Summer of Sam

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

i wish codemasters would make a kick a followup to operation flashpoint!

double_decker
double_decker

Lets just hope they make an attempt to have a unique and detailed storyline, with fluid gameplay. I hope they just don't throw it together and hope to bankroll of the type of game it is and make an easy profit because of games like GTA. How much effort goes in and reviews will be a big factor for me before I take the chance. Maybe good rental material.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

I liked the game better when it was called GTA

TryMe01
TryMe01

sounds good. hopefully they do it right

ketsuatama
ketsuatama

Yawn...... how original in concept. Do we really need any more GTA ripoffs to enrich our dull existence?

pippin73
pippin73

My eyes !!! God this game looks awful. Almost bad enough to make me think its a Wii game.

asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Another GTA / Saints Row Clone? Got to agreed with mrklorox that I feel more assured after knowing that it's developed by one of the folks from the original Fallout series. :)

mrklorox
mrklorox

I also just realized that the lead behind this game's development studio is Brian Fargo... one of the original folks behind the Fallout series! Fallout is my favorite PC-RPG series and it did great things for the open-world style of gameplay. I am much more enthused about this game now.

mrklorox
mrklorox

Man... I was hoping for a standalone PSP GTA game set in 1965 San Fierro, starring a young The Truth (or company). Now that this is announced, GTA:San Fierro will probably never be announced.

0z0n
0z0n

Nope, this not GTA-like game, this look like True Crime :-\

Somini
Somini

Boring... Seems like just another GTA clone. How about trying something original?

TheChronoMaster
TheChronoMaster

On the subject of Crackdown, they come for the beta and stay for the game. Too bad the stay is so short.

Allan_X
Allan_X

Crackdown is good enough to sell itself. The beta is just a bonus.

mumotuma_man
mumotuma_man

No i haven't played crackdown and i already know it sucks. Let nintendo make a crappy game and add a SSBB online multi-player beta to sell it. Just like they did to crackdown to sell it. __________________________________________________________ just because you're ignorant doesnt mean you're right. Crackdown is my third favorite game for the 360 so far. you actually admitted you havent played it, do you know how much of a moron you sound like. God how do you even know how to get on the internet, you're as stupid as they come.

slayer1090
slayer1090

Draw distances are a thing of the past. The 360 doesn't have to worry about that. Didn't you play Crackdown? The 360 is a powerhorse and it's perfectly designed for designers to take advantage of all of it's Develepment Package-y goodness. No i haven't played crackdown and i already know it sucks. Let nintendo make a crappy game and add a SSBB online multi-player beta to sell it. Just like they did to crackdown to sell it.

Modx22
Modx22

another mission based, crappy looking game. Its kind of sad to think how this game will do.

jaredgood1
jaredgood1

Please let me be able to slaughter wave after wave of non-violent protesting hippies... Please... Please... PLEASE!!!!

PackersRock
PackersRock

When I read the "Codemasters pulls hei$t" I thouht this game was cancelled.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

The game sounds like it has a good concept. This is the time of game that I could find myself enjoying very much. I hope they do it well.

kevass007
kevass007

is that what comes out of a gun when u shoot it?? ball of fire?

Bruce_McGivern
Bruce_McGivern

Is it me or do the two white guys in the first picture kinda look like Harvey Keitel and Tim Roth? **coughreservoircoughdogscough**

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

Draw distances are a thing of the past. The 360 doesn't have to worry about that. Didn't you play Crackdown? The 360 is a powerhorse and it's perfectly designed for designers to take advantage of all of it's Develepment Package-y goodness.

gdogg4210
gdogg4210

Meh...GTA 4...this year that's all the Jacking i am gonna need

GIF
GIF

Making fun of screenshots is foolish as the graphics will most definetly improve throughout its development.

AA7
AA7

Gotta love crime.

mhder
mhder

Wow, another original mature title. Innovations include a different time period and banter?

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

Allan_X = "Ummm... Draw distance, anybody?" ============================== Yeah holy @!#$. I've seen PS1 games with farther draw distance.

sj420
sj420

allan_x that's exactly what i was thinking. after i noticed the flamethrowing magnum.

Allan_X
Allan_X

Umm... Draw distance, anybody?

druggyjoe3000
druggyjoe3000

this might actually be good if their is some multi player

DeathmageMokey
DeathmageMokey

Wow. As if this hasn't been done before. Hey, they may do something completely inovative and make a really great game. Or they likely will not. We shall see.

TimoTheThug
TimoTheThug

Cool concept but the only thing the need to make sure is working it out nicely and it all will work out just fine

macacd
macacd

No originality in games today!!

DesmondPills
DesmondPills

amaraklov One can only hope that the days of great gameplay followed by good graphics are still alive and well, a -la Interstate '76 so right, Interstate '76 was one of my favorite games of all time. just free roaming through the desert. it was like an unofficial Natural Born Killers game. good call man.