Call of Duty and Battlefield pretty much dominate the modern FPS multiplayer world and for good reason. Whoever lately it seems that is somewhat started to die down a little bit. I don't know about you but I think there's a sudden interest in hardcore shooters now. I'm talking about modern military hardcore shooters and also arena shooters.
Let's start with the obvious news. So incase you haven't heard, Epic, the developers of the Gears of War series are developing a new Unreal Tournament specificaly for PC and also former head of Epic Cliff Bleszinski has formed a new company to create his own arena shooter. If that isn't a sign for a return to hardcore shooters then I don't know what it. There's also the abundance of indie devs that have been creating more hardcore oriented multiplayer games for those who remember the old Rainbow Six game such as Insurgency, Due Process and Interstaller Marines.
This is an exciting time for me since I myself have been craving for a shooter that relied on actual teamwork and tactics or fast reflexes and the power to rocket jump. The CoD's and Battlefields have run thier course and the gamers of classic multiplayer experiences want to see THIER games return.