Dark Sector finds publisher, date

D3Publisher of America signs Digital Extreme's upcoming sci-fi FPS; game scheduled for Q3 2007 release.

Here's one piece of trivia to stick in your hat: What was the first next-generation console game to be officially announced? Answer: Dark Sector from developer Digital Extremes, best known for cocreating the Unreal Engine. Here's another piece of trivia: What next-gen game has gone the longest without finding a publisher? Answer: Once again, Dark Sector. However, that ended today when D3Publisher of America announced that it will publish the game in Q3 2007.

"Our focus at D3Publisher of America continues to be acquiring good, mass-market appeal licensed properties, and the acquisition of IP from selected developers designed for next generation machines," stated Yoji Takenaka, executive vice president and COO for D3PA. "The opportunity to work with the world renowned design team that James Schmalz (DE's founder) has assembled at Digital Extremes is just too good to pass up."

Dark Sector was announced in April of 2004 for unspecified platforms, which remains the case today. Given the game's late 2007 release, however, all three of the next-gen systems are possible playgrounds.

The third-person shooter is based in a science-fiction setting in a near-future Soviet-bloc country. As Hayden Tenno, gamers will be able to "morph into dramatically different combat forms." The future painted by the game depicts a troubled scenario where biological weapons have wreaked havoc on the populace. Dark Sector will be powered by Digital Extremes' proprietary Sector Engine.

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13 comments
mariomazza
mariomazza

i think dis game is gonna be lame, all hype! resident evil 4 wannabe

jon1233
jon1233

Why can't we wait? I wouldin't mind waiting until 07 for the PS3 to come out. At least it won't be rushed. I'm quite glad Zelda and Oblivion were delayed, they're bound to be better, more polished games when they finaly do come out.

Mit_Man
Mit_Man

You know how many sci-fi shooters are going to be out by then? Gears of War will be out, and this probably won't even top it. I doubt in 2007 this game has much appeal, and will just be another part of the 360's overwhelming majority of FPS games.

GastaS
GastaS

I know why. Because PS3 only comes to USA and europe december 2006! what a shame...

Supermodified
Supermodified

Q3 2007? Great, I'll pick up a copy along with Splinter Cell 5 and Halo 4.

blackmage0_15
blackmage0_15

Hmmmmmmm........ Who is actually going to remember this game in 4 years?

robindt
robindt

I would like to see the game 'Chaser' have another foot on the PC gaming continued series with this Company as redisigned next gneration graphics.

Cool-AN
Cool-AN

The only I can see with this, if the graphics by that time are outdated and the game will be overlooked. Though they could upgrade the graphics so I don't know.

shutdown_202
shutdown_202

loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnng...