Codemasters have confirmed that IGI 2 : Covert Strike will feature multiplayer support, with the first solid details of the online mode emerging today. In a nod to the likes of Counter-Strike, the game will pit IGI operatives against terrorists in a variety of objective-based teamplay maps, with support for up to eight players on each side of the conflict. Missions vary from blowing up oil refineries to hacking satellite uplinks and escorting convoys, and maps will include surveillance cameras, sentry guns and remote control doors and shutters for teams to gain access to. As in Counter-Strike, players will be able to purchase a wide range of realistic weaponry and equipment, but in a novel move you will also have to pay to get back into the game after you've been killed. The longer you're willing to wait before respawning, the cheaper it becomes, until eventually you can get back in for free and spend all your spare cash on buying bigger and better guns. It should be interesting to see how this works in practice, and with a September release currently on the cards we should know soon. In the meantime we have the first batch of screenshots of the game's multiplayer mode in action for your visual gratification. Related Feature - IGI 2 screenshots
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