New screens: Neocron

CDV releases a new group of screenshots from its upcoming online role-playing game.

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CDV Software has released a new group of screenshots from its upcoming online role-playing game, Neocron. The new screenshots show off some of the different sci-fi characters and environments that will appear in the massively multiplayer game.

Neocron is set in a 27th-century metropolis, 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. The game will also feature several different vehicles, including tanks, hoverbikes, and subway trains. The game's graphics engine includes advanced rendering technology normally found in first-person action games such as dynamic lighting, curved surfaces, and terrain models with high polygon counts.

Neocron is in beta testing at German studio Reakktor Media, and it is scheduled for release this holiday season. For more information about the game, take a look at our previous coverage of the game. For information on how to participate in the game's beta test, visit the official Neocron Web site.

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