Edge of Reality announces new PS3, 360 IP

Cipher Complex due in 2007 for Microsoft's and Sony's next-gen systems; combat game sees special agent doing things his way.

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Austin-based Edge of Reality Games, maker of the console version of The Sims, today announced it is stepping in a new direction. The independent studio is self-funding its latest project, a new intellectual property named Cipher Complex. The developer plans to ship the game in 2007 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Details are very slim on the project, which is very appropriate given what has been revealed about the game. In Cipher Complex, US government officials respond to a downed recon satellite by calling in the mysterious John Cipher, a secret operative.

"The evolution of action games has seemed to plateau, perhaps because of the emphasis on sequels," said president of Edge of Reality Binu Philip. "We are exploring and developing brand-new styles of gameplay and methods of storytelling. The concept and mechanics of Cipher Complex have been incubating in our mind for years, and with [the] power of the next-gen consoles, we can finally make our dream project a reality."

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