Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Atari
today announced that its upcoming groundbreaking action game TimeShift will
ship next spring for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft. Currently in development by Saber Interactive, TimeShift is an
original first-person shooter offering unprecedented time-control elements
that allow players to completely manipulate the flow of time throughout the
duration of the game.
Based in the near future, TimeShift tells the story of renowned test pilot
Colonel Michael Swift, who has been tapped by the US Government to test two of
the most significant inventions of the century — a time-control device called
the Quantum Suit and a time machine called the Chronomicon. Swift is briefly
sent back in time to 1911 to plant an experimental probe. Upon his return to
the present, the world has changed beyond all recognition, and his knowledge
of this timeshift has made him an enemy of the state. Swift is now both on
the run and on a mission to set time straight once again and the world’s very
existence rests in his hands.
TimeShift’s unprecedented technology empowers gamers with the ability to
slow, stop, and reverse the flow of time around them, while remaining
completely unaffected. These first-time ever complex time control scenarios
are an integral part of gameplay, and lead TimeShift to take first-person
action games in an entirely new direction.
Saber Interactive’s proprietary Saber3D game engine includes
groundbreaking graphics technology, such as normal mapping to create highly
detailed textures and characters, as well as advanced parallax lighting,
allowing for realistic depth to environmental textures. The game engine also
incorporates futuristic physics technology for in-game objects and characters.
TimeShift will be released in spring 2006 for both Xbox 360 and the
Windows platform and for Xbox in summer 2006.
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SOURCE Atari, Inc.