Officials from British publisher Eidos Interactive have announced the next entry in the popular Conflict
series, with Conflict: Denied Ops
due for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in spring 2008.
The game, previously announced under the working title of Crossfire
, will be the fifth in the series, which continues to be developed by original creators Pivotal Games.
The series began with the widely popular, particularly in Europe, Conflict: Desert Storm
and Conflict: Desert Storm II
, as well as the subsequent Conflict: Vietnam
. The later Conflict: Global Storm
(aka Conflict: Global Terror
) was less of a success, and it had been supposed that this would be the last entry in the series.
The title of the new game refers to a fictional U.S. government agency willing to deny all knowledge of its operatives’ actions if discovered. Although previous games featured a four man team as one of the key selling points, the new title will focus on only two-man teams. The game will use Pivotal’s proprietary Puncture Technology for highly destructible environments.
"We are taking the Conflict
series in a new direction, making it more explosive and mature," said Robert Lindsey, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Eidos. "Conflict: Denied Ops
delivers large-scale Hollywood style action sequences in real-world political hot spots, sure to appease fans of the FPS genre."