To the surprise of pretty much everyone, it has been announced that State of Emergency 2 is in the works at developer DC Studios, to be published by Playlogic.
A sequel to the 2002 Rockstar-published offering originally developed by VIS, the series caused quite a stir when it debuted, seeing muted claims of sharp business practice at Take 2 combine with the usual media backlash enjoyed by Rockstar. There was also the fact that the game abjectly failed to deliver on its promise of free-roaming action, with the final version managing only a glimmer of what could have been.
According to the series? new parent however, things will be a lot different this time around. ?I am very pleased to have agreed to publish State of Emergency 2 with Playlogic. Their ambition and plans for the game fit exactly where we want it to go and I am confident that with them behind SOE2, it will be a huge success?, was the word from Mark Greenshields, CEO DC Studios.
Due out on the in time for Christmas for Xbox, PC and PlayStation 2, State of Emergency 2 will at least be an interesting experiment in IP jiggery-pokery.