TimeShift materializes at factory

Saber Interactive's long-in-development sci-fi shooter goes gold in anticipation of October 30 release on Xbox 360 and PC.

In Saber Interactive's sci-fi shooter TimeShift, gamers are able to play fast and loose with space-time by rewinding, fast-forwarding, and pausing the clock as they see fit using the so-called Beta Suit. Considering the game's roundabout development cycle, Saber Interactive probably would have enjoyed a real-life Beta Suit of its own.

Initially slated for fall 2005 on the PC and Xbox, the game was pushed to 2007 after Sierra Entertainment acquired the publishing rights from Atari in 2006. In that time, the game underwent numerous platform changes, from unofficially acquiring and later dropping a PlayStation 2 version to swapping the Xbox version for its next-generation counterpart. Earlier this year, Sierra also added a PlayStation 3 version of the game.

Beta Suit or no, Sierra Entertainment has announced that Saber Interactive has wrapped up development on TimeShift, and the game should meet its projected October 30 release date for the Xbox 360 and PC. As noted in August, the PlayStation 3 version is planned to follow sometime in December.

Rated M for Mature, TimeShift will retail for $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and $49.99 on the PC. An Xbox 360 demo is currently available on Xbox Live, and a PC demo can be found on GameSpot. For a full rundown on what to expect come October 30, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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43 comments
Hameyadea
Hameyadea

First demo vs. 2nd demo. Which one feels better? I'll go with the 2nd demo. That's why I got the game.

CrushedGroove
CrushedGroove

This game looks really good, but I fear it's going to get killed by Hellgate: London. I hope not, but we'll see.

TheoleDominion1
TheoleDominion1

I loved the demo, I'll be getting it that's for sure. Anyone try out the Bow? That weapon is bad-@$$!

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Cannot wait, this game looks very cool :D

JonnyNemesis
JonnyNemesis

I'm gonna wait for the reviews before I get this one. I played the demo, and aside from the time control stuff, the rest of it struck me as pretty vanilla. Besides, Jericho's being released about a week before this one and seems much more interesting.

pidow
pidow

Next week, the killing begins!.

modem22
modem22

damn, like ps3 games take forever to be done

ocdog45
ocdog45

i will be playing that game. most anticipated oct game.

BioShockOwnz
BioShockOwnz

Giff1988 wrote: Aww man. I thought this game was 39.99... who would of thought that a post on a game forum can be untrue. Anyways had fun with the demo and look forward to the game. If you're talking about the post from me, then it was only Meijer's who has it for that price as I originally gave the link to in that thread and the price was $29.99. It was a price error and I received an email that they cancelled my order. Maybe you should read the entire thread next time.

ashuncc2
ashuncc2

I like the idea behind the game. This will be a definite rental, maybe purchase.

Giff1988
Giff1988

Aww man. I thought this game was 39.99... who would of thought that a post on a game forum can be untrue. Anyways had fun with the demo and look forward to the game.

peepop
peepop

Area 51 was crap. COD4 was disappointing, Assassin's Creed will miss the year... The TimeShift demo was rock solid and innovative. Can't wait for the multiplayer!

BioShockOwnz
BioShockOwnz

ColoradoKindBud wrote: "Even Area51 looks better than TImeshift overall." What?! TimeShift felt so much more solid and visually pleasing than Area 51: Blacksite. That demo was absolutely god awful. TimeShift is a rather good game judging from the demo, Area 51: Blacksite is not.

bluebillybob
bluebillybob

The demo was awesome. And well executed. Technically way beyond COD4. I am getting it for sure. Its nice to see that they wrapped it up and that its not another frikkin sequel....Can't wait!

Clever_NYC
Clever_NYC

HMMM, meh. Nope sir , nope I didn't like the demo at all. It was boring and didn't peek my interest none what-so-ever. I thought with the whole timeshifting thing like prince of persia would make it worth while, but sadly is didn't. I really can't put my finger what it's lacking. Plus I didn't think the graphics were all too good comapred to what's out in the market now. Great concept, poorly executed.

peacenutman
peacenutman

The demo was way more fun than Area 51, I definitely going to get this game.

Shinedown220
Shinedown220

It's gunna be over looked because of it's release date.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

i kind of liked this game more than Area 51. but I really think they should postpone the game a month or too I'm still on Halo. I need more time to enjoy a game of like this. Publishers have to stop waiting till Q3/Q4 to put out a titles!!!

hotdork70minus1
hotdork70minus1

This demo was pretty lame on the 360. Nothing new or interesting.

StoneManOne
StoneManOne

Will wait and see if the reviews are any good ?

jrmyecomp
jrmyecomp

in the second level games coming out I rather give my money to area 51 which from the previews and vids might become a first level game but regardless dont bash this is still a sweet game

CMcCon342
CMcCon342

They should just wait till Jan or Feb, no one is going to pay attention to this game...The demo wasn't terrible, but it wasn't anything too great either. It will be in the bargain bin in no time, at which point, if nothing great is coming out, I'll play it.

darkchaostitan
darkchaostitan

I hope it doesn't turn out like Haze did, the demo was decent, I probaly rent it.

zakaweb
zakaweb

I thought the demo was good. I'm getting it.

vass86
vass86

it's a good game. probably won't get it straight away though cause i'm spending too much money

PostedOval
PostedOval

The X360 demo was pretty dull. If this game came out during the dry spring/summer months, maybe I'd give it a shot. Instead, saving my FPS money for Orange Box and CoD4.

d3vilg0d
d3vilg0d

if your'll launched after april and before end of august this game would do far better than it's going to do

ColoradoKindBud
ColoradoKindBud

Way too many good FPS's coming out this season to spend money on this crap. Even Area51 looks better than TImeshift overall. Good graphics alone do not make a great game & TimeShift will be forgotten in a hurry with games like CoD4, Mass Effect & Assassin's Creed on the horizon.

jmate03
jmate03

The demo made me not want to buy it.. Sorry...

hiryu3
hiryu3

I didn't like the PC demo, bad button layout. But I guess it could grow on you. Didn't move me and made me want to buy it.

ZOnikJJ
ZOnikJJ

Psh, I didn't like the demo anyway, so whatever.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Am I the only one that didn't like the demo?

Rangel_19
Rangel_19

Just got the Demo and will try it out soon. I heard the game looks awesome... can't wait to try out and see if this game will be worth picking up for my PC.

Strike_Zer0
Strike_Zer0

Cool. The game's looking damn good so should be worth a look.

Nostradennis
Nostradennis

The demo was a lot of fun. I might have to get this one.

darkride66
darkride66

Looks cool. I'll wait for the PS3 version. That's served me well with Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six Vegas.