FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HELSINKI, FINLAND – June 2, 2010 – Futuremark ® Games Studio today announced that Shattered Horizon TM , their PC exclusive multiplayer first-person shooter, will be free to play and 50 percent off to buy on Steam this weekend. Shattered Horizon’s innovative zero gravity gameplay has recently been enhanced with the Firepower weapons pack which added eight new weapons and three new grenades encouraging different styles of play and providing the opportunity for new team tactics. Shattered Horizon Firepower trailer:
"Shattered Horizon continues to evolve as we add new features requested by the community," said Jaakko Haapasalo, head of Futuremark Games Studio. "This weekend PC gamers can play the complete game for free and experience the new Firepower weapons. And those who wish to continue playing can buy Shattered Horizon for just $9.99 / €9.99."
In Shattered Horizon, a catastrophic explosion on the Moon has filled near-Earth space with billions of tons of rocky debris. Teams of players fight in zero gravity to control the limited supplies that mean the difference between survival and death in the cold of space.
Firepower Free Weekend on Steam:
Starts 23:00 GMT Thursday 4 June (other time zones: http://bit.ly/coByIJ) Ends 20:00 GMT Sunday 6 June (other time zones: http://bit.ly/bo9MSM) Players can start pre-loading Shattered Horizon from Wednesday evening.
Weekend Sale on Steam:
Shattered Horizon will be 50 percent off to buy at $9.99 / €9.99 for the duration of the weekend.
Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10, a DirectX 10 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9. Minimum and recommended hardware requirements:
Players and game hosting companies who would like to put up their own servers during the free weekend can get the dedicated server files now from the Shattered Horizon website or from the Tools tab within Steam.
Shattered Horizon is available from Steam and the official website:
Information for Editors
Trailers and Screenshots: http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/media/
About Shattered Horizon
Shattered Horizon is the innovative first game from Futuremark Games Studio that immerses you in the cold reality of zero gravity combat in space.
- Multiplayer first-person shooter set in near-Earth space 40 years from now.
- Experience intense zero gravity combat and complete freedom of movement. Use your rocket pack to fly freely through space then land on any surface.
- Join your friends in action-packed 32 player battles fighting across eight space based levels from hollowed-out asteroids to the ruined remains of the International Space Station.
Keywords and Suggested Tags
Shattered Horizon, Futuremark Games Studio, Firepower, Steam, first-person shooter, FPS, zero gravity, multiplayer, PC, video game, DirectX10, Windows 7
About Futuremark ® Games Studio
Futuremark ® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark ® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. Shattered Horizon TM is the studio's first self-published game. Shattered Horizon is rated Teen by the ESRB and 16 by PEGI. The game carries the NVIDIA ® : The Way It's Meant To Be Played TM seal. Futuremark is based in Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/
© 2010 Futuremark ® Corporation. Shattered Horizon TM and Futuremark ® Games Studio trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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