Project IM to shoot up next-gen machines

Danish studio Zero Point is readying a would-be Halo for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. First screens and trailer inside.

Though it had only three first-person shooters at launch--Call of Duty 2, Perfect Dark Zero, and Quake 4--the Xbox 360 will be getting many more. Another addition to the next-gen FPS roster came this week, when independent Danish studio Zero Point Software announced a new title for the Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3.

Codenamed "Project IM," the game is described as "an AAA, FPS, sci-fi, action and adventure game with an original and unpredictable storyline featuring single and cooperative gameplay, with heavy focus on realism." The screenshots and trailer released by Zero Point show a "new breed" of heavily armored futuristic soldier, which bears an uncanny resemblance to Master Chief, hero of the Halo games.

As far as Project IM gameplay elements are concered, the game will sport "custom game modes featuring arcade, RPG and tactical elements," according to Zero Point. It will also allow up to four players to work together in its co-op mode, which, like the single-player mode, will feature "randomized and non-linear gameplay."

Zero Point also disclosed that Project IM has been in development since May 2005 and will use Epic Games' popular Unreal 3 engine. Despite the fact that the game does not yet have a publisher or release date, the developer claims it will be part of a trilogy.

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RockZillaX
RockZillaX

Ive had this in my Steam account for ages now and very little has happened in that time.. admittedly it shows a lot of promise but well so did my ex wife..

J0nGalt
J0nGalt

I'd buy this. Looks good Especially if its indie and inexpensive.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

been a looong time since this was announced. It had better be good when its release, in presumably 2010.

xrydersx
xrydersx

ok then so waht if it dont come out it wount be the last of shooting games ..oh if ur making a game dont brag on it with another game ...halo ...why??? damnit just make it .. ill play it and if its good we all will play it...maybe not buy it but we'll rent it lol

Stealth-S-117
Stealth-S-117

Apparently this is still in development(at least, the guy who pm'ed thought so). Here's hoping. If we all post a smiley face mabye it will come out. :)

made_u_look
made_u_look

Well Fallout 3 took a long time also, going from canned to back in production. So will see, it would be awesome to have a replacement to battlefield 2142 or something of that nature.

Stealth-S-117
Stealth-S-117

It's now 09, and there's still nothing new. I think we can safely say that this game will never be finished. What with the recession and so many high profile games being canned, the likely-hood of anybody even announcing that this has been cancelled is remote. For all i know it could have been cancelled years ago. :( R.I.P. Project IM.

mechworrior762
mechworrior762

January? How? We havem't heard anything since 05. WTF? I hope it is still under development. It looks pretty cool. sh!t. I hope there is news soon.

Stealth-S-117
Stealth-S-117

No new comments yet? Never mind, i'll keep posting here in the hope that one day someone will remember this game. I've searched the web, and only managed to find one additional screenshot that has been posted after this trailer was released. Not exactly promising, i must say. I'll try to remember to check back some time soon.

Stealth-S-117
Stealth-S-117

I was just looking at the preview for the upcoming game shattered horizon, and then i remembered this and decided to see if there was anything new... Hmm...nope, last news feature was Nov 2005. I don't think this game will be making off the launch pad. Which is a real shame, because it looked pretty good too.

Wolfy013
Wolfy013

Doesn't sound too amazing, and there hasn't been any news on it at all, apparently. Plus, the helmets look stupid. xD I'll track it anyway.

mechworrior762
mechworrior762

WhiskyTango: Maybe this means that it will FTW??

WhiskyTango
WhiskyTango

Why has there been nothing about this since 05. It was removed from my tracked games it's taking so long.

mechworrior762
mechworrior762

because they're taking so long, this game better be good. DAMN good.

mechworrior762
mechworrior762

Cool. I'm looking forward to it. If they have been working on it since 05, I should it will be out soon. My guess is 09 or even 2010 because it still lacks a publisher and a release date.

Swift18
Swift18

lol Supper suits or amour are nothing exclusive to Halo you could easily say Halo is a copy of Red Faction

redclaw01
redclaw01

what they mean by "halo wannabe" is a game to halo's caliber. halo was one of the biggest FPS games ever made. thats what they mean by halo wannabe

Deamon321
Deamon321

Are those graphics running on 360, PC, or PS3?

Samanoske15
Samanoske15

This game looks pretty darn good. but liek they say looks can be decieving. so i will bring out my opinion when i see actual gameplay of this game and the final results of the game.

VaryagPT
VaryagPT

the helmet of the soldiers looks realy bad, the guns are ugly and the trailer is a very bad one, IMO i don't think i would hype this game for the time being.

gundam1991
gundam1991

I CARE if it comes out in the fall i'll buy the 360 now and the PS3 them but if its in spring i wont get 360 (atleast not first) --- saving for: crt hdtv/xbox 360/ps3/accesories&games(atleast one launch title)/soround sound= $2100 by may (or ps3 launch) SO FAR: $625.........ALMOST THERE

gundam1991
gundam1991

Sorry But does anyone no if the ps3 comes out in spring for JAPAN or NORTH AMERICA people have told me its coming out in the fall for us

FruitCakesRUS
FruitCakesRUS

i meant to say i disagree with people comparing to halo...

FruitCakesRUS
FruitCakesRUS

K to get it straight so all you guys know those characters look like the ODST's in Halo which are Orbital Drop Shock Troopers or "Helljumpers" as most of you know them. If you dont believe me about the ODST part pick up a copy of the halo books and enjoy...theyre great books. I also agree with everyone else trying to compare this to halo, yeah halo was kinda like the Half-life of consoles it basically couldnt be topped but i think with all the untapped potential with the xbox 360/ps3 a game could easily pass up halo

gikeymarcia
gikeymarcia

I didn't even think Halo2 was all that great.

ThreeD
ThreeD

I don't know why ANYONE is comparing it to Halo! It looks a H*LL of ALOT better than Halo EVER did!

cusoker
cusoker

That has to be one of the worst trailers i have ever seen. also, does anyone else thing that the soldiars look kind of cartoony, like an evil twin version of something nintendo would put out?

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

F.E.A.R. teh masta chief's twin!

Terminator14
Terminator14

Wasn't killzone supposed to be a Halo for Ps2? What's so different about this new game for 360? Well if it has anywhere near the gameplay that BLACKS going to have for x-box (and it should have more) than I'm ok.

cps
cps

Looks fake, and crap.

richl3523
richl3523

the article said it was looking for realism.....realism is not like halo.

slimdirty
slimdirty

All I can say is don't count your chickens before they hatch. This game could blow Halo out of the water and then again it could be worse than Red Faction 2. The only thing to do is wait for updates and the release.

theRunninGamer
theRunninGamer

After the 3/4 of a second of in-game footage, I'd definitely say it looks more like FEAR than Halo. I doubt the game will turn out as good as the sneak-preview says: "an AAA, FPS, sci-fi, action and adventure game with an original and unpredictable storyline featuring single and cooperative gameplay, with heavy focus on realism." "custom game modes featuring arcade, RPG and tactical elements" "...up to four players to work together in its co-op mode, which, like the single-player mode, will feature "randomized and non-linear gameplay." This is an extremely ambitious goal, and no game I've ever seen has incorporated so many varying elements and turned out any good. Usually, the developers or the publishers will favor a sooner release rather than add all the extra "niche" features that are mainly secondary anyway. Don't expect this game out any time soon, if the developers plan to get it right, and if it comes out before 2007, I'd bet it won't live up to this hype.

shaktisingh
shaktisingh

After watching the video I agree it looks more like F.E.A.R. than Halo. Hardly any gameplay footage in the video though.

ExcAREentric
ExcAREentric

I really me to say, why did they say would-be Halo. Just don't even mention Halo, just say new FPS for PS3 XBOX 360 and Pc. Not even mention Halo, theres no point, its not Halo, its not going to be Halo, its going to be something different.

LOLO_BOND
LOLO_BOND

looks like the military costume of halo 2

Jared_Vegeta
Jared_Vegeta

I'm liking the "heavy focus on realism." Thats one thing that completely seperates it from the Halo series. I'd like to see a few more FPS that focus on realism more. Too bad this one won't be out for a while.

MaximusZX
MaximusZX

It looks all right...I doubt this game is coming to the Revolution because even with the remote controller I don't think Nintendo will have a lot of first-person shooters on their platform. They'll stick with their puzzle and 3-D platforming games like they always have. Games like Project IM belong on the PS3 and the 360.

toad1956
toad1956

Bummer not for the PC. Another game bits the dust.

CyphenX
CyphenX

I say that it's way too early to call. It does show a lot of potential (but so did Pariah...), and it also looks like it's heavily influenced by Halo. I'll wait and see, although I do agree it looks like it will have a LOT of hype, but if it lives up the that hype, then we've got an excellent game!

hush404
hush404

I'm glad to see a developer developing a shooter for the PS3 along with PC and 360. The playstation platform needs more shooters (IMO), and for the most part xbox get most of the ports.

halvedlife
halvedlife

sounds interesting, We probably wont see it till late 2007-08 at the earliest though.

GreenHornet00
GreenHornet00

Umm, they don't really look ANYTHING like Master Chief. If you need to relate them to Halo, I would say they look much more like the marines with the metalic facemasks. As for the game, I love FPSs so the more the merrier! And as for a Revolution version, I don't know how many games are going to go for all three consoles. If Nintendo is really dedicated to making it different than the 360 and PS3, I could see developers doing exclusives for it (that take full advantage of its unique abilities) and going mulit-platform for 360 and PS3. That's just my guess, though, so take it as you will.

UnlivedPhalanx
UnlivedPhalanx

this is gonna be awesome, FEAR, Halo, and some Mech Assault collide.

Yazu13
Yazu13

Just because a game has characters remotely similar to halo, doesn't mean it's a wannabe! The game developers just want some cool looking characters!