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What happened to Flashpoint 2?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Tommy B, 22 May 2006.

  1. Tommy B


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

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    Whatever happened to the sequel of the best war game ever made on the PC?

    I have been looking forward to this for 6 years :D
  2. Matmulder

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    Still in development last I heard - don't think its expected till 2007
  3. geeza


    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

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    im still waiting for duke nukem forever :rolleyes:
  4. Cybergangster

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    You want to watch out for Armed Assualt . It's the spiritual successor to Flashpoint created by the developers behind the original Flashpoint.

    Codemasters now own the rights to the Operation Flashpoint name but not the game engine so anything that calls itself Flashpoint 2 isn't likely to provide the same impressive gameplay.

    It's a bit like the whole Championship Manager/Football Manager fiasco...
  5. Sirrel Squirrel


    Joined: 5 Aug 2003

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    Location: Essex

    Flashpoint was incrdible, I played that game for hours on end and I was absolutely awesome at it and the game actually worked everytime I turned it on unlike that annoying thing called BF2.
  6. Quantic


    Joined: 15 Sep 2005

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    Why would that be? The engine was outdated when it was released. Any future game would surely be based on a brand new engine anyway - anything based on the old engine would be asking for disaster.
  7. snow patrol


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

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    i had a look at some of the Armed assault vids and quite frankly it looks a bit pap :(
  8. Sirrel Squirrel


    Joined: 5 Aug 2003

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    I think you have to look at Flashpoint from the gameplay side of things, can't wait to be running around huge maps with loads of things going on at once and loads of weapons and vehicles.
  9. horrgakx


    Joined: 24 Jan 2005

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    Location: UK North West

    I've had Operation Flashpoint 2 on order for a long time now from Amazon. Have a look on the Wikipedia entry to find out whats happening on the game.
    "The game is expected to be released in early 2007, but it is speculated that this date may change over time".

    I love BF2, I don't get ANY problems with it.

  10. Sirrel Squirrel


    Joined: 5 Aug 2003

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    When it worked I liked it but with all the patches and things being released at least one more thing has been broken so it got to the point with me where I couldn't even load a map and if it did I'd enter the game and then be disconnected, got so frustrated with it after the amount of reinstalls and gfx driver updates etc.
  11. Reppyboyo


    Joined: 3 May 2004

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    Armed Assault is the spiritual sequal.
    Codies own the name Flashpoint, so when you see a Flashpoint from them it wont be the same.

    Armed Assault`s engine is based of VBS1 (Virtual Battlefield Systems 1), which is in turn based apon OFP`s engine.

    ArmA is due Q3 2006, but afaik they still dont have a publisher.

    Cant wait myself.
    A single island which is bigger than the three islands of the orig OFP put together!
    CTI will be equally awsome.

    EDIT: Oh and as for OFP2 (now known as Game 2 I think) its apparently due in 2007.
  12. nintenjo


    Joined: 29 Nov 2002

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    Why would that be the case? Its still base don the old engines just improved.. Like Unreal 3 engine is based on the unreal 1 engine.. but vastly improved.
  13. ScarySquirrel


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

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    Location: South East

    Unreal engine 3 isnt unreal engine 1 though is it. If a game came out today on unreal engine 1, it probably wouldnt go down too well.
  14. Roduga


    Joined: 19 Jan 2004

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    Location: Newbury, UK

    Of course, some of us don't care how nice it looks as long as it plays well. Bunny-hopping-BF2 folk should look elsewhere. ;)
  15. Weebull


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Belfast

    Yeah, considering the original Op Flash never looked cutting edge, I don't see why people are slating the (psuedo-)sequel for poor graphics.

    It's not about ray guns and shader effects, it's about driving through a village, getting to your army base, boarding a chopper, flying across an island (not just a pidgey city here, BF2 fans, a full-on island, with villages, woods, hills and whatnot), dropping down, commandeering a tank squadron, and rolling into a firefight to save the day for your buddies. :cool:

    No game can match OFP for what it does, and that's not graphics.
  16. Roduga


    Joined: 19 Jan 2004

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    I can only hope those who experienced it the first time around try it. None of that 'kill kill kill' stuff. I remember crawling for ages through a forest to sniper one guy. :D
  17. Nieldo

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    Joined: 28 Dec 2005

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    Oh yes, those were the days, when war was war and bunny hoppers were shot.

    Edit: note: u cant acctually jump in OFP.
  18. chrislocalboy


    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

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    Didnt know there was a sequel on the way tbh, now I know I'm looking forward as the original was one of the best and most realistic games I have ever played.
  19. clapton is god

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    yeeee haaa a man after me own heart,,,, the joy of stealing an aircraft from the noses of those ruskies and straffing them, sheer joy.
    now where is Ronin...he's clever with Op flash gossip?
  20. georges


    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

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    So is the new one going to be a modern RO:O then?

    I used to love a bit of self mapping huge hills with bumps then attempting to drive buses down them :p