First in-game MAG screenshot released, analyzed

  • Posted July 22nd, 2008 at 21:49 EDT by Eric Blattberg

Although it's fairly early on in the development cycle, if MAG can produce graphics on par with those displayed in the screenshot below whilst providing a stable connection for up to 256 players, that would be beyond amazing. Fortunately, Zipper seems up to the challenge. I present the first real-time screenshot from Massive Action Game.

Image

So here's what this screenshot reveals about MAG. As hinted on in the CG trailer, players will be able to drop out aircrafts and parachute to safety. Obviously, they can be shot down while doing so, as the opposing squad here is attempting to do. The screen also leads me to believe that there won't be a cover system. If you take a look at the guy on the right, he doesn't quite seem 'attached' to the wall. This is just a guess though - I'll try to niggle some official details on that from Zipper soon.

Tech-wise, the lighting and shadowing systems look spot on. If you again glance on the combatant of the right side of the screenshot, his shadow looks soft yet accurate on the wall beside him. In the background, the building seems to reflect the hazy color of the vivid sky.

MAG is scheduled for release exclusively for the PlayStation 3 sometime in 2009.

related articles

Comments

Related Content

Share With Your Friends!

The Facebook Platform

Connect to PSU's social reader to share articles and see what your friends are reading. [ More info ]

Related information

  • Related game: MAG

    Release date (US):
    January 26th, 2010
    Developer:
    Zipper Interactive
    Genre:
    Shooter - First Person
    Rank:
    200 of 2,586 Games
    Down 3 places (in last 7 days)

Related videos

Related images

All trophies for this game

More

RSS feed

Forum discussions

More

6,188,058 Posts | 190,145 members