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Massive Action Game Information

Corran Horn from neogaf.com tells us some of the features of Zipper's MAG. Some highlights:

- All audio cues (planes flying by, air raid sirens) are actual players causing it or player triggered actions.
- 20 years in future, 3 major PMCs bid for war.
3 Factions, only 2 announced now: Raven and Sver
- 256 Domination mode. Attackers and defenders. Out layer of defense and inner layer. If your faction wins alot it gets the contract for that game mode and gets XP bonuses and perks.
- 3 other game modes: Acquisition(128 player escort-style mode. Steal 2 prototype armored transports and bring to extraction zone). Sabotage(64player, control 2 points for X time then a demolition objective is revealed which must be destroyed). Suppression(64 player team deathmatch)
- Customize face, voice, armor.
- No soldier class system, but has a free-form kit creation.
- Snipers can get more than normal XP for killing people in designated areas of importance
- Ranking up gives access to new weapons/perks/leadership positions.
- Certain goals for each squad/platoon etc. Have secondary goals like blowing bridges.
- Been running 256 player tests since Nov. 08 and plans to have closed/open betas.

More at the source.

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TrevorPhillips3381d ago

This is going to be one big hell of a game, oh wait it is with over 256 players in 1 game that is superb. cannot wait for this game

CrimsonFox133381d ago

I know, it seems like Zipper's not joking around by this. They say audio is caused by players... Audio such as planes flying by. And there are AA guns. So, airplanes pretty much confirmed, huh? That's amazing! I can't wait to play it! I also like how they're doing the soldiers. Not class-based, but free-form kit creation, which allows for the best for your playing style. If this is pulled off, this could be a massive hit! (No pun intended... Didn't notice until after I typed it xP)

InfectedDK3381d ago

Where's that old logo?
- You know, the one with "ONLY on PlayStation 3"

Giriath3381d ago

Planes and AA may be controlled by AI. Commanders can probably call in bomb raids and parachute drops, and AA try their best to shoot them down.

InfectedDK3381d ago

Lol people clicking disagree.
It was sarcastic meant for the 360 people to have some hope atleast xD
Ofcourse it's PS3 exclusive, we know that.

TreborRversed3381d ago

This kinda sounds like a large scale Warhawk FPS

TheDude2dot03381d ago

Warhawk was awesome. The only problem was that it got a little boring.

InfectedDK3381d ago

I don't think Warhawk is boring.
I can always pick it up and have fun. Still.

ThanatosDMC3380d ago

Remember those days when some people kept equating this game to Huxley then it hit an epic fail?

king dong3380d ago

or does that sound like its going to be the best game this gen? you can keep your cods, halos, battlefields, kzs, and resistances...i want mag!!

256 player attack and defend..i want!! even 62 player team deathmatch would sell me this game.

but whens the release date? me i'm thinking late next year.

KRUSSIDULL3380d ago

Oh boy might force my self to buy a PS3 to have in my room even if my dad already has a PS3 :)

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TrevorPhillips3381d ago

(MAD) Massive Action Details ;)

omni_atlas3381d ago

Heres more info at the source for those too lazy to click through:

-2 to 256 Players
-'hopes' for 30FPS when all the action is going down at all times
-Dedicated servers with new network architectures to help reduce lag
-Streamline matches to reduce need to wait.
-All audio cues (planes flying by, air raid sirens) are actual players causing it or player triggered actions. This can happen in other regions and you can hear in distance.
-PunkBuster quality cheating detection. System tests for things like rate of fire/movement/damage to keep things in check
-First Person view (better sense of scale and immersion into game)
-20 years in future, 3 major PMCs bid for war. The power struggle of these 3 dubbed Shadow War
3 Factions, only 2 announced now: Raven(high tech weapons, most trained soldiers on planet. Will appeal to Halo/Resistances fans). Sver(fierce fighters from middle east/central Asia area. Battle harden warriors)
-256 Domination mode. Attackers and defenders. Out layer of defense and inner layer. Once gone through the out layer 'hell breaks loose'. Anti-aircraft and radar are vulnerable. If your faction wins alot it gets the contract for that game mode and gets XP bonuses and perks.
-3 other game modes: Acquisition(128 player escort-style mode. Steal 2 prototype armored transports and bring to extraction zone). Sabotage(64player, control 2 points for X time then a demolition objective is revealed which must be destroyed). Suppression(64 player team deathmatch)
-Customize face, voice, armor.
-No soldier class system, but has a free-form kit creation. Can save 3 different load-outs. Depending on your choice of weapons, it can be told by looking at you so others can tell. Change your load-out to match how the battle is going.
-Snipers can get more than normal XP for killing people in designated areas of importance
-Ranking up gives access to new weapons/perks/leadership positions.
-Recognizes issues with large scale maps and the traveling.

-8 player into a squad, 4 squads into a platoon, 4 platoons into a company (US Military)
-Certain goals for each squad/platoon etc. Have 2ndary goals like blowing bridges.
-Veteran ranks can enlist into leadership roles, give orders to squad, then platoon, then the company(OIC)
-Officer only communication channel to help organize the battle

-Want to be approachable to casual yet have alot of features for the hardcore.
-Been running 256 player tests since Nov. 08 and plans to have closed/open betas.

thereapersson3381d ago

What a joke!

Have a bubble, man

Domenikos3381d ago

This area is designed to post your comments...
And you should respect that, copy/paste the text you can find in the link is kinda lame LOL

On topic. Nice list, I wonder if I can enter to the 256 players fights with my 1 mb crappy internet connection.

- Been running 256 player tests since Nov. 08... YEY

MUNKYPOO3381d ago

some people could be at work where there computers dont allow them to access those web links. thats why people copy and paste.

anyways, i would have loved this to be a third person shooter as well as first person shooter but i will still buy this day one.

kickaski3381d ago

thanks for posting that, i don't want to go to NeoGAF... the most retched hive of scum and villainy.

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lloyd_wonder3381d ago

Sounds like some competition for COD

fccking awesome. I hope it has a single player mode.

lloyd_wonder3381d ago

So, you don't want a single player mode?

ok?

divideby03381d ago

lol...COD aint even in the same league as this game..
this is more a BF2 type game.

redsquad3381d ago

I'd like some kind of SP componant too, as long as it wasn't along the lines of the godawful UT3 one.

JaPo3380d ago (Edited 3380d ago )

I don't think it'll challenge for COD's throne. No other game appeals to the masses so well. Bear in mind that MAG and COD:MW2 are totally different kettles of fish.

As R2 demonstrated, massive player counts doesn't always equate to a better gameplay experience. I have a feeling MAG will simulate the frantic adrenaline of full-scale war better than the utterly underwhelming Resistance did.

I have reasonably high hopes for this game, but it's difficult to please me after many hours of COD4 and TF2.

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