In a press release issued today, Atomic Games have given gamers some details on the real-life military tech that they're incorporating into their upcoming XBLA release, Breach
Having developed simulations for the US military and various intelligence agencies, Atomic Games was privy to information on some of the advanced tech and equipment that elite operatives in the field and has given some brief descriptions of said tech which will be included in the game:
The elite forces that conduct black operations are often behind enemy lines, out-numbered and trying to accomplish clandestine missions. They need specialized equipment to even the odds, equipment like the IR Sniper Detector. It bounces IR beams off any scoped weapon, creating a flare that allows players to locate campers from across the map. The Sonic Imager can display high resolution live imagery of enemies on the other side of a wall. The M2 SLAM Charge is a sticky proximity mine that can be placed on any wall, ceiling, floor or vehicle surface to eliminate vehicles and enemy infantry. Breach also features Dragon Skin® armor, which is a flexible body armor system already credited with more than 392 confirmed saves during combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.
They have also provided a full list of the real-world spy gear included in the game:
Remote Motion Sensor
IR Sniper Detector
M2 SLAM Charge
M79 Pirate Cannon
Finally, they've given a few screenshots of some of the tech in action in the game:Sticky BombSonic ImagerIR Sniper DetectorM2 SLAM ChargeRemote Motion Sensor
If screenshots aren't enough for you, feast your eyes on the video preview of the tech in action! [Thanks, TheIBigKahuna!]
For those with long memories, you might recall that Breach
was so excellent at PAX East last year, a conference attendee tried to steal
the source code from a demo unit. Bright guy, that one. Breach
is set for release on the Xbox LIVE Arcade on January 26th and is priced at 1200 MSP.