SWAT 4 Gold Edition has been re-released DRM-free exclusively on GOG.com. It includes both the base game and its expansion, SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate, and costs £7.99.
A dropped flashbang blinding my whole team. An innocent store clerk shot in the face at point blank range. A cult member bearing an Uzi casually opening a door onto a man performing a cautious zig-zag and hissing "Boss! You're in my spot!".
It's not GameSpy's fault that a bunch of PC games whose online multiplayer was "Powered by GameSpy" are now, well, not.
Vivendi has announced that a new expansion pack for PC shooter SWAT 4 is currently in development, releasing some screenshots into the bargain.
It's titled The Stechkov Syndicate and follows the adventures of the SWAT team as they take on an eastern European crime family that has taken up residence in the city. There are seven new single and multiplayer levels, new weapons and equipment for both SWATters and suspects and an additional multiplayer mode called Smash & Grab.
Not to mention voice over IP, 10 player co-op for up to two teams of five, stat tracking, ladders and rankings for multiplayer, and held commands - so in the single player mode, orders can be held until the leader says go.