Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) announced yesterday that it is preparing to launch a free to play first person shooter from ACONY Games later this summer. The game, title Bullet Run, is a team based multiplayer game that takes players inside a reality TV game show scenario where you must showcase your deadly talents to survive. Think “Running Man” or for the 13 year old girls in the audience, “The Hunger Games.”
“While our games portfolio continues to grow across many different genres of online gaming, the addition of Bullet Run brings an entirely new level of entertainment to the gameplay experience for both the free-to-play community and fans of first-person shooters,” said Christopher Sturr, Executive Director of Business Development and Corporate Strategy, Sony Online Entertainment. “The game promises a high energy persistent combat experience that few FPS games have obtained, while also lowering the barriers of entry for more casual players looking for a unique gaming experience.”
The hitch with Bullet Run that makes it unique is that simply surviving or racking up kill streaks won’t win you the game. You’ve got to kill with style if you want to increase your fame and come out on top.
“We are excited to bring players what we think will be the best FPS experience in the PC free-to-play market,” said Andre Herbst, Founding Partner and Marketing Director, ACONY. “We designed Bullet Run with the same quality and attention to detail as a AAA retail product but focused on making it a great game experience for a full range of players regardless of their skill level.”
“We believe the sexier, media-driven storyline sets it apart from other FPS games and will continue to attract new players who might be tired of the same military shooters,” added Frank Trigub, Founding Partner, ACONY.
The game is set to drop this summer, and we’ll have more coverage as the launch date gets closer, and we can hopefully get our hands on the BETA.