Free Radicals New FPS Haze Officially Announced

Today Ubisoft announced the development of Haze, an innovative FPS game based on new intellectual property. Developed by Free Radical, creators of the critically-acclaimed TimeSplitters series, Haze is scheduled for an early 2007 release for the PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and will also be available on PC. Ubisoft will be showcaseing Haze at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo take place over the course of this week.

We are really pleased to be introducing this ground-breaking new intellectual property and to work with the best shooter developers on consoles” said John Parkes, director of marketing at Ubisoft EMEA. “With HAZE, Ubisoft demonstrates its profound commitment to the next-generation of video games and will definitely have a chance to deliver a top notch shooter in one stunning package“.

Haze takes place Twenty-five years in the future. Governments have outsourced military operations to private multinational corporations. As Jake Carpenter, a newly enlisted soldier in the Mantel army, you are seeking fulfillment and thrills by fighting for a good cause. Thanks to their high-tech arsenal of vehicles, deadly weaponry, and performance enhancing bio-medical support, the Mantel Corporation’s ruthlessly efficient soldiers are the most feared by terrorists, dictators, and the corporation’s political enemies. Your conflict begins in a war-torn country in South America, where you have been sent to fight a vicious rebel faction, The Promise Hand. At first glance, all is well, but things quickly begin to look a little strange…