First next-gen console game unveiled

Digital Extremes' Dark Sector will debut on the Xbox Next or the PlayStation 3--or both.

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Today, Digital Extremes gave the public a taste of the future of gaming when it released the trailer for Dark Sector. According to the Ontario-based developer, the sci-fi action game will be released on "next-generation consoles." That makes it the first specific game released for a next-gen platform other than Death Jr., the PSP game-deck title shown at this year's Game Developers Conference.

While Digital Extremes representatives flaunted the fact that Dark Sector would be a next-generation game, they would not reveal whether the game would be released on Sony's PlayStation 3, Microsoft's Xbox Next, or both. They did stress that the scenes shown in the trailer are made up of in-engine graphics, not prerendered CG. The company also did not divulge the game's approximate release date.

Check out the Dark Sector teaser-trailer. Click "stream" for a larger view. Besides launching a teaser Web site for Dark Sector, Digital Extremes released its high-res trailer. The slick-looking preview showed a high-tech commando evading power-armored guards inside a space station, much like in a futuristic version of Splinter Cell. The trailer ends with the words "New Engine. New Game. New World." on the screen.

GameSpot will have more details on this exciting game as they become available.

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