MOSCOW, RUSSIA (July 22, 2008) – Moscow-based software entertainment publisher and developer Play Ten Interactive (PTI) unveiled today a new trailer for its upcoming 360 and PC game “The Precursors”, developed by Deep Shadows. Precursors combines first-person shooter gameplay based around a deep and rich role-playing game experience with an exciting plot, hundreds of NPCs, an intricate variety of quests, huge open terrains, multitude of fantastic weapons and is scheduled for release in Q1 2009.
In this highly cinematic movie, the immense sci-fi world of “The Precursors” is presented to the viewers through interactions with sentient birds, a giant mech robot battle, 4+4 driving across merciless alien desert, loading your weapon with creepy crawlies and finally blasting your way in space.
The players take on the role of a young fighter pilot who immediately after graduation becomes involved in a terrible war that is about to consume the known Universe. Using an assortment of weapons and perks, ranging from dinosaur riding to computer hacking, the player and his three teammates will set out to uncover a secret of ancient races that threatens the balance of powers in the galaxy.
Eight beautiful and detailed planets, a variety of space ships, flyers and other vehicles, and a host of weapons ranging from standard plasma rifles to bizarre spider cannons, are not the only features that make “The Precursors” unique. A well-balanced blend of role-playing engagement and dynamic FPS-style action in a completely open world are characteristic for “The Precursors.” The thrill of exploring space, adventuring on faraway planets and fighting in great wars between rival galactic empires make for a compelling experience.
In a striking description by Xbox Official Magazine, “Precursors takes a Knights of the Old Republic-style setting and then lets you play through it in a Deus-Ex manner – that is, an FPS with role-playing elements… It looks set to offer all that “more” a gamer could desire”. Be sure you don’t miss the trailer showing the actual gameplay footage!
About Play Ten Interactive
Play Ten Interactive (PTI) is an independent publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software for PC and consoles. The company was founded in 2005 by a group of professionals and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia. PTI worldwide partners include developers such as Burut Creative Team, Deep Shadows and WorldForge, publishers such as CDV Software Entertainment, JoWood, Nobilis Group, Strategy First, and edutainment software producers such as Riverdeep and Phenomedia. Successfully releasing over 50 titles in 2 years, PTI is all set for a further expansion in its gaming branch. For more information, please visit http://www.playten.com.
About Deep Shadows
Deep Shadows was founded in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2001 by a group of game developers who previously worked at GSC Game World and other local companies. The first title from Deep Shadows – Boiling Point: Road to Hell – was released by Atari in 2005. Shortly afterwards Deep Shadows launched the development of two more projects for next-gen consoles and PC. Already dubbed “a classic right there” by PC Zone, and “one hell of a game” by 360 Magazine, White Gold, an FPS/RPG set in the modern-day Caribbean, is eagerly awaited by fans everywhere. Precursors, another smash hit project from Deep Shadows, “is a game which you should watch closely” according to IGN, seamlessly mixing the genres of RPG, FPS and Space Sim. For more information, please visit http://www.deep-shadows.com/en/