Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Preview for Xbox 360

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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising screenshot
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising screenshot

VideoGamer.com: Do you see the Operation Flashpoint brand as one that could be turned into a franchise? Perhaps not yearly updates like Call of Duty, but perhaps every two years?

TB: 100 per cent. Codemasters have put a lot of time, effort, money, blood, sweat and tears into Operation Flashpoint, so it would be foolish to release it and then that’s it. We’ve got a very big community following. We’re hoping that’s going to get even bigger with the release of Dragon Rising. It’s a product that Codemasters is very proud of. So yeah, it’s pretty easy to assume that Operation Flashpoint is here to stay. We can’t say any more on that.

MS: We can do so much with the technology we’ve got.

TB: Yeah. There are so many different locations and conflicts and things we could do with Flashpoint. It’s not as if we don’t have a huge amount of things to choose from.

VideoGamer.com: So maybe in a couple of year’s time we might see another Operation Flashpoint game?

TB: Who knows?

MS: Wait and see!

VideoGamer.com: I can’t not ask about ArmA 2. Have you guys played it?

TB: I had a bit of a look at it. We’ve been rather busy trying to finish Dragon Rising so we haven’t had half the amount of time we would have liked to play on it.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising screenshot

VideoGamer.com: The game’s out now. From what you’ve seen, what do you think?

TB: Me personally, I think the game’s interesting. It’s got some very fun things in it. It’s a different game to what Dragon Rising’s all about. After playing it I’m pretty happy with the decisions we’ve made on what we’re doing with our game. Would you agree?

MS: Yeah I think that’s pretty much spot on. It’s interesting what they’re doing. I’m very proud of what we’ve done with Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising.

VideoGamer.com: So you think there’s enough difference between the two games for people to be able to distinguish between the two games?

TB: Absolutely.

MS: It comes from the core game experience. Someone picking up and playing our game, even if they’re not a milisim head, or if they are, I think they’ll connect with ours quicker. We’ve spent a lot of time making sure accessibility is paramount.

TB: A lot of people have said you’re either going to choose Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising or ArmA 2. I totally disagree. Why go for one over another?

VideoGamer.com: Money, I guess. Some people can’t afford both.

TB: True, but we are releasing several months after Armed Assault. It’s one of those things. There’s room on the shelves for both titles, as far as I’m concerned.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is due out for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 9.

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xboxlive

cant wait for this game.
Posted 11:41 on 14 August 2009
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thpcplayer

cant wait really
Posted 06:41 on 13 August 2009
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clangod

I'm looking forward to this one also. I'm a bit worried about the graphic quality we see in the trailers so far. They don't look as polished as I would expect to see. I hope this is an unwarranted concern as there's still roughly 2 months until release...
Posted 04:59 on 13 August 2009
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jakeistheman

cant wait for this.
Posted 23:22 on 12 August 2009

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Release Date: 09/10/2009
Developer: Codemasters
Publisher: Codemasters
Genre: First Person Shooter
No. Players: 1-8
Rating: PEGI 18+
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