A fledgling US development studio is creating a multi-format first-person shooter that it claims features many of the elements seen in titles such as Call of Duty and Unreal Tournament.
ORION: Prelude is described by developer Spiral Game Studios as a ‘fast-paced Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter. It features a retro-vibe, addictive gameplay and insanely awesome features such as jetpacks, dinosaurs and vehicular combat.’
The studio, which includes some ex Sega and EA employees, states that the title ‘pays homage to other classics that we grew up on that entertained us as gamers and inspired us as developers.’
Speaking to IncGamers, the firm’s Alfonso Cubias praised COD for being an inspiration to their game, but criticised the length of the campaigns: “They do quite a few of the more modern mechanics like iron sights and weapon pacing really well.
“They also have a great pacing in there campaigns, they just need to be a bit longer. “
Discussing price, Cubias said: “ORION: Prelude’s price has not been confirmed, but we are aiming for $14.99 USD across the board. On top of this, we’ve announced 3 free packs of DLC for all platforms and plenty of more DLC after that (which we are working to also make free).”
ORION: Prelude will launch late this year on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Steam.
Here’s some early screenshots from the game: