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Atomic president: studio 'caught by surprise' by Fallujah cancellation

Chris Remo and Leigh Alexander from Gamasutra write:

"Atomic Games, developer of controversial action game Six Days in Fallujah, was "caught...by surprise" by Konami's decision to cancel the title, said studio president Peter Tamte.

In a statement delivered today to Gamasutra, Tamte said, "Development of the game had been progressing very well and on schedule. We would very much like the opportunity to complete the game."

Since its announcement, Six Days has attracted considerable controversy for its depiction of 2004's Second Battle of Fallujah."

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LinuxGuru2615d ago

Apparently the game used shameless plugging of real members of the military to enhance the lack of realism in yet another wannabe military simulator.

I say good riddance.

Th3 Chr0nic2615d ago

Get your head out of your ass and educate yourself. http://www.bingegamer.net/2...

"Keep in mind that it was members of the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines who came to Atomic Games and said to make the game in the first place. According to Atomic Games president Peter Tamte, the Marines wanted Atomic Games to “create a videogame about their experiences there”. So there is obvious military support for the title."

LinuxGuru2615d ago (Edited 2615d ago )

My head is outta my ass, it sits comfortably on my neck, thank you.

Also, I've read previews of gameplay regarding 6DIF, and the result was gameplay that is anything but realistic (barring the destructible environments of course), and just because you have military consultants doesn't make your game the shiznit.

So, excuse me for not falling into this game's hype (or rather, controversy)wake. Middle east shooters (with OR without military consultation) have generally failed so miserably hard in the past and recently (with the exception of COD4, which is fictional anyways), that I have almost no faith in the future of this game.

For a developer like atomic, that has always done top-down hard-core strategy games (close combat series...fantastic games by the way), to just jump right into the FPS genre like every other developer in the world doesn't really inspire much confidence, and it only seems like a "me-too" move.

I wish Atomic would just stick to improving and continuing the close combat series which they absolutely excelled at, instead of pumping out a purportedly better-than-average-because-th ey-talk-to-military shooter.

Slinger4202615d ago

SOme people are so stupid. Just get on the hate train for the game, like any of you have any idea what goes on in Iraq. If the troops wanted the game made, I say make it and portray them as heroes defending their country against those meat headed turd sack sand eating terrorists.

LinuxGuru2615d ago

lol what a simple mindset