ATLANTA, Georgia â€"March 1, 2007 â€" Hi-Rez Studiosâ"¢, an independent developer of online entertainment, announced today that their debut title will be a mission-based action MMORPG using UnrealÂ® Engine 3, set in a near future world of espionage and tactical covert operations. Global Agendaâ"¢ has been in development for over two years by a team of industry veterans. It features fast-paced ranged and close combat, RPG-style character progression, solo or cooperative team missions, and competitive play on a massive scale between player-created agencies.
A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is set on 22nd century Earth. An invisible war is fought not with armies, but with elite teams of highly trained and well-equipped special agents, where technology is a race, knowledge is power, and everyone has an agenda.
â€œWe want to provide players an engaging, next-generation tactical combat experience, but within the context of a single, evolving, massively multiplayer online world where actions have consequencesâ€, says Todd Harris, COO of Hi-Rez Studios. â€œPlayer-created agencies, with the right strategy and skill, can have a very real impact on each other and the world itself.â€
Key Planned Features
* Create, extensively customize, and develop an agent character that is unique within the world. Protect your secret identity through covert activity while increasing your skills and influence.
* Join a player-created agency, compete in a technology race for advanced weaponry, and advance your own agenda.
* Engage in solo, co-op, and team objective-based missions against non-player and other player-created agencies.
* Experience a dynamic world of espionage and intrigue, where in-game events and locations are influenced by the actions of players and agencies.
About Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios, Inc. was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment and is located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.hirezstudios.com .