The environments in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
were really massive. Period. It appears that the forthcoming sequel, Operation Flashpoint: Red River
, follows in the same vein judging by the first Developer Diary.
The latest video features several members of the development team discussing the "huge game world of Tajikistan, new insurgent enemies, improved gun play mechanics, immersive narrative, the new class-based Fireteam and player loadouts and customisations". In addition to explaining the enhancements of the new game, the video features gameplay evidence of the changes.
Jump into "The Boots of a Marine":
Here's a more detailed description of the Developer Diary, quoted from the Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Youtube channel, for those of you who can't view the video:
The developer diary features explosive footage of the game in action, including the devastating effects of JDAM airstrikes. Marines are shown engaging insurgent enemies at close quarters, clearing them out of towns and villages and hunting them down in mountains. The overwhelming conventional might of the Chinese PLA is also shown with state of the art equipment, including the tanks and helicopters that make them such a formidable foe. The footage shows off the new setting of Tajikistan with its epic vistas and huge open landscapes which present unique and evolving tactical challenges as players are tasked with achieving objectives on their own initiative
In order to continue "The Boots of a Marine" theme, Codemasters has released four new screenshots:
The first Developer Diary follows in the footsteps of the Biography
trailers which featured on the front page towards the end of last year.Operation Flashpoint: Red River
remains on schedule for release in Q2 2011.