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Resistance: Fall of Man 2 - Autumn Release Confirmed!


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348w ago - Slipped into the bottom of a press release regarding the extension to Insomniac Games' 'Nocturnal' initiative comes the news that the PS3-exclusive, Resistance: Fall of Man 2 is due out in Autumn 2008.

The text reads: "Insomniac Games is currently developing Resistance 2(TM), which will release this fall, exclusively for PlayStation 3."

This would more than suggest, therefore, that the Easter egg hidden in the video below indicates not only more enemies, but a demo for July.





The news came as a tag to Insomniac's announcement of the second phase of its Nocturnal tech-sharing initiative, "in which it will share elements of its technology source code and presentations free of charge with the worldwide development community".

The technology source code in question is firmly PlayStation 3 focused. The first (R&D) phase was launched in August 2007 and was last updated on the 30th of January this year. The addition to Nocturnal comes in the form of a Wiki. This is described as follows:

"Our goal is to develop an open collection of libraries and utilities for addressing common challenges in game development.

Nocturnal is not a game engine. The libraries provided here are potentially very useful for developing a game engine, but we want to avoid the 'all things to all people' that so often results in overly complex and/or under-performing monolithic engines. Instead, we want to provide a useful toolbox for the professional game developer."

There are continuing arguments regarding how difficult Sony's next-gen platform is to develop for make. Electronic Arts has been in the 'challenged camp', while Activision has said it's not a problem.

Insomniac Nocturnal could certainly help to assist other developers in getting over the challenges. From the look of the Wiki, it could also achieve this in a very sensible manner:

"There are a lot of common problems that are presented during game development. These problems are often solved separately at game studios across the industry. Sometimes the same people end up writing the same solution at several companies throughout their career.

"This is a waste of resources that can be avoided by openly sharing useful foundation code and techniques across company boundaries.

"We feel that this kind of sharing will allow studios to focus more on what sets their games apart and less on the basic building blocks necessary to create a modern game. It is our hope that this will result in studios making better games in less time, and hence benefit the industry as a whole."

It all sounds like outrageous hippydom aimed at undermining the very philosophy of keeping things secret in order to re-invent the wheel and hold games development back... The first big cheer of 2008, therefore, goes to Insomniac Games!



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darksector26's Avatar
#5 - darksector26 - 345w ago
i only ever played the offline modes of RFOM and i hope the new one will not drop the offline coop which for me was the best part hopefully they will add a online coop as although it didn't affect me, many of my friends would have enjoyed it along with the other online play we'll just have to see...

labonte's Avatar
#4 - labonte - 345w ago
I can't wait till this game come out, the first one was the bomb.

wicked insanity's Avatar
#3 - wicked insanity - 345w ago
I personally didn't think highly of the first Resistance and i never play it online even though thats supposed to be the greatest part of it. I just feel that the weapons feel so false. They have no weight and for the likes of the chaimeran weapons the bullets are like little photons that travel dead slow; and when they do hit, you have to empty like half a round on one enemy. And the online is so busy you just get shot and die within minutes and have to spend most of the game watching the respawn timer!!

...On the other hand, i think Resistance 2 will be a big hit.

demonn's Avatar
#2 - demonn - 345w ago
Very nice game first part is superb game.. Now wait for 2 part.. Only price for Russia not good -70 dollars

xxxNemesisxxx's Avatar
#1 - xxxNemesisxxx - 345w ago
This will definitely be going into my collection. I'm more than halfway through RFOM right now and its only getting better.

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