CDV Software has announced a revised release date for its upcoming online role-playing game, Neocron, which is in development at Germany-based Reakktor Media. The game was previously scheduled for release this holiday season, but it has been pushed back to early 2002 in order to allow for further testing.
"This extensive beta-testing period enables us to ensure a much more stable gameplay," said Reakktor CEO Jörg Schwiezer. Neocron has been in beta testing since March.
Neocron is an online role-playing game set in a persistent postapocalyptic world, and it incorporates gameplay elements from first-person shooters, such as an arsenal of more than 20 types of weapons that can be used during player vs. player deathmatches. Players choose one of four classes to play--psi monk, tank, private eye, or spy--and decide for themselves whether to pursue exciting adventures or lead normal virtual lives. For more information, take a look at our previous coverage of the game.