This will be music to some of your ears: the lead designer of Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, making a Kickstarter-funded, hardcore, tactical, co-op shooter and namechecking Rainbow Six and SWAT while he's at it. CLEAR!
Crowdfunded tactical shooter Takedown: Red Sabre will launch for Steam and Xbox 360 on 20th September, publisher 505 Games has announced.
It'll cost Ł11.99/1200 Microsoft Points.
Pop down your money now and you'll get the Red Sabre Deadly Killhouse - a single-player map that will act as a demo for the game's multiplayer mode.
The Kickstarted tac-sim.
Kickstarted "thinking person's shooter" Takedown has been picked up by publisher 505 Games. It's official title is Takedown: Red Sabre.
A couple of former Zipper Interactive developers have joined Serellan, the team working on recently Kickstarted tactical shooter Takedown.
Major publishers view traditional tactical shooters in the vein of the original Rainbow Six as a niche sub-genre that holds little potential for attracting new customers, so says Christian Allen, the former Halo Reach design lead who took to Kickstarter last month to get his pet project Takedown off the ground.
Takedown - the "realistic squad-based tactical shooter" for PC, PS3 and 360 - has reached its Kickstarter funding goal of $200,000.
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Halo: Reach lead designer Christian Allen has taken to Kickstarter to fund his resurrection of old-school, hardcore tactical shooters.