Ignition preps Blacklight FPS for Summer 2010 deployment

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Ignition Entertainment and Zombie Studios have designed a near-future FPS that is expected to offer "AAA-quality" military action in a downloadable package.

According to Ajay Chada of Ignition, Epic's Unreal 3 Engine brings the strange world of Blacklight: Tango Down to life with "disturbingly" detailed, old-world architecture.

"[The game] drips with modern sci-fi lighting and brightly lit advertisements, an effect that causes each environment to appear both futuristically alien as well as hauntingly familiar," said Chada.

"Blacklight is set to change the way gamers view the possibilities of downloadable content because it offers shooter fans the top quality, deep content and exciting experience that they are used to finding in a retail product but in a downloadable package."

He explained that Blacklight will "set itself apart" from other games with "incredibly deep" customization features.

"[For example], players alter and upgrade not only their character through experience gained on the battlefield, but also their weapons. [And] weapon customizations unlock as the player gains skill and experience points and includes more basic add-ons like sniper scopes as well as more complex enhancements, such as improved accuracy."

Blacklight: Tango Down will be available in Summer 2010 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.