July 25, 2011

New FPS Coming Exclusively to PC – Hard Reset

A new studio has entered the FPS market and is developing a new FPS exclusively for the PC.  The game is classified as a dark sci-fi FPS,  Hard reset takes place on a world where humanity is on the verge of extiction after being occupied by robitic forces.  Similar to that of the matrix or perhaps I robot.  Players take on the persona of a combat veteran Major Feltcher and defend humanity’s last remaining city called Bezoar.   There aren’t many other details to go on at this time but we will bring them to you as they become more prevalant 

This is news indeed considering that very few titles now days are platform specific and fewer still are PC platform exclusives.  I have to say, personally, I am happy to see a company develop a game exclusivly for the PC as the PC platform has been greatly neglected with the enormous success of the PS3 and Xbox 360.  While details are scarce, the available screen shots look impressive and hopefully they can bring a good SP story to boot. 

It’s a rough market out there for developers, especially developers who are platform and PC specific and with big hitter titles such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, Half-Life, Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2 it’s going to be an uphill battle but that doesn’t mean they can’t be successful.  A few years back a unknown company, CD Projekt, showed up on the scene with it’s extremely successful title ‘The Witcher’ and sold over a million copies and it’s sequel has just as well if not better and is now scheduled for a multi-platform release. 






1 comment

  1. CharcoalCoyote - July 25, 2011 1:15 am

    I would love to see this game succeed, and the solution seems simple, but it’s easier said than done.

    They really need to run with this “PC Exclusive” Ball, but I’m worried that they’ll go about it the wrong way. Good graphics aren’t going to get it anywhere with Crysis 2 out on the market. Excellently balanced gameplay will be nice, but it won’t be enough to sell it to a community that’s already hooked on other shooters. Even a good story, something that’s so missing in the games of this generation, might make it a classic, but it still won’t be a contender.

    The key to success in the PC game is the potential for modification. Look at the shooters he mentioned that were “big contenders”. Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Half Life are all games with a number of mods big enough to have their own community. Counter Strike IS a mod with its own community (one of the largest in PC gaming, might I add.) Team Fortress 2 is a standalone game that took its concept from a mod. PC gamers are PC gamers not because they value high powered graphics (and definitely not because they value reliability), but because they enjoy doing things their own way. If Hard Reset is going to succeed, they need to put out an editing kit, or at the very least leave the back door open.


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