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TidalPhoenix
10-03-2007, 09:27
Never heard of the bloke but I'm sure he's a talented individual. The screens are looking way better than the last lot we saw some time back. Still have some reservations how they are going to get all this working over Live, but we'll wait and see.


Webzen announced today that Kevin Riepl has scored the soundtrack for the upcoming massively multiplayer online first-person shooting (MMOFPS) game Huxley. Riepl’s previous videogame credits include Gears of War, City of Villains, Unreal Championship 2 and Unreal Tournament 2004, among many others. Below you can find new screenshots of the game as well pictures of the Huxley orchestra recording session:
ACCLAIMED COMPOSER KEVIN RIEPL SCORES WEBZEN’S MMOFPS HUXLEY

SEOUL, South Korea and LOS ANGELES – Oct. 2, 2007 – Huxley, the highly anticipated twitch-action massively multiplayer online first-person shooting (MMOFPS) game, now has a dramatic orchestral soundtrack to compliment the game’s creative and immersive post-apocalyptic storyline and intense game play. Global online entertainment company Webzen, Inc. (NASDAQ: WZEN) announced today that acclaimed composer Kevin Riepl has scored the soundtrack for the upcoming sci-fi adventure.

A renowned musical composer for multiple entertainment genres, Riepl’s previous videogame credits include the commercial blockbuster Gears of War, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game City of Villains and the first-person shooters Unreal Championship 2 and Unreal Tournament 2004, among many others.

“I am really proud to have the opportunity to work on Huxley, an awesome game with a lot of different themes and influences that required a gripping soundtrack,” said Riepl. “The music will bring players closer to the game in every aspect of Huxley – from the large and relatively peaceful cities to the immersive player-versus environment quests and the intense player-versus-player massive battles.”

The Huxley score, composed by Riepl, was recorded by the 80-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony at Warner Bros. Studios over a two-day period. The game’s soundtrack features 25 tracks, each unique to the style and feel of various maps, battles and even the game’s two distinct cities where players will congregate, socialize, trade items and prepare before entering Huxley’s epic battles.

“We can now add immersive and dramatic music to the creative multi-cultural art style, compelling Unreal Engine 3.0 graphics and unique game design as some of the many ways that Huxley is sure to resonate with players,” said Kijong “KJ” Kang, producer, Webzen, Inc. “Kevin captured the exact musical feel we wanted Huxley players to experience while unfolding the epic story and engaging in the game’s fierce battles.”

Produced by Webzen’s H-Studio, Huxley is the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game to combine the twitch-based fast-action gameplay of a first person shooter (FPS) with the cerebral character development of an MMO to deliver an intense and exciting online entertainment experience of a complete MMOFPS. Players will be drawn into the genre-bending game play, riveting cinematic graphics and intricate setting of Huxley, where they will choose between two races, Sapiens or Alternatives and struggle to obtain a powerful energy source while fighting endless battles against the Hybrids, a mysterious third group born of the two races.

Currently in development for gamers across multiple global markets, Huxley is in closed beta testing in Korea. The game is slated for release in North America in 2008. For more information, please check out http://www.webzengames.com/huxley.

For more information on Kevin Riepl Music: http://kevinriepl.com. http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/gallery/1122/Huxley/p1

Click thumbnails below

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1122/thumb/1191378568.jpg (http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/66784/Huxley/)

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1122/thumb/1191378519.jpg (http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/66783/Huxley/)

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1122/thumb/1191378518.jpg (http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/66782/Huxley/)

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1122/thumb/1191378517.jpg (http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/66781/Huxley/)
http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1122/thumb/1191378516.jpg (http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/66780/Huxley/)
http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1122/thumb/1191378515.jpg (http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/66779/Huxley/)

maltrophstitan
10-03-2007, 09:28
it'd be nice if you posted the pictures


http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d58/sgeneral/1191378519.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d58/sgeneral/1191378517.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d58/sgeneral/1191378518.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d58/sgeneral/1191378516.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d58/sgeneral/1191378515.jpg

found on 1up via teamxbox

TidalPhoenix
10-03-2007, 09:41
Yeah, I screwed up the bbcode and they didn't display. Just sorting them now but have posted a direct link until it's done.

[Edit] Okay, all sorted.

potestas
10-03-2007, 10:12
This is the game where there will be something like 100 v 100 in the same battle? Any bet that the rankings will be on 'assists' :D

TidalPhoenix
10-03-2007, 10:17
That's what they said - 100 versus 100. Personally I just can't see it but I'm waiting to see how it pans out.

lordmadjack
10-03-2007, 12:16
The graphics are top notch, as long as the gameplay and frame rate match the visuals the 360 will have another Unreal masterpiece :D

bluvi69
10-03-2007, 13:03
wow look absolutely good, judging from the 16:9 format, these screen are from 360 version.

wow looking good

Aquanox
10-03-2007, 13:10
It's difficult to believe that a Massive Online FPS would look this good. It's easily among the Top 5 best looking games around judging by those screenies.

Soldierboy
10-03-2007, 13:27
Seems like everyone is using UE3 engine. Epic must be loaded. Crytec is next but crysis has to be the first game to use the engine

Strung Out
10-03-2007, 13:57
Those aren't even kind of real-time.

Don't get me wrong, I'm interested in the game...but it's not going to look like that.

I wonder if their going to pull this game off.... I hope so.

Vulgotha
10-03-2007, 14:12
Never heard of Riepel....

Now if they had gotten Williams, Mansel, Zimmer or Charlie Clouser (BEST EVER), then I would have been interested.


Alas, my interest wanes further.

Naxi
10-03-2007, 14:39
Never heard of Riepel....

Now if they had gotten Williams, Mansel, Zimmer or Charlie Clouser (BEST EVER), then I would have been interested.


Alas, my interest wanes further.Well those are movie composers.

He composed for GeoW as far as i know.

skulpt
10-03-2007, 15:07
Looks great for an MMO. The enviros on some of the shots are drab, but the character models look sweet. Love the armor. Very Gears-ish like.

Brian

NinjaFridge
10-03-2007, 16:14
100 v 100 i dont know why but i get the feeling there will be some disappointment with that

Lord_Luud
10-03-2007, 16:35
Very VERY nice. MMOFPS, huh? Sounds very interesting.

A7MAD
10-03-2007, 16:45
I doubt the 100 vs 100, we have to see what kind of game it is, what I mean is the enviornments, scaling etc...

Gears was great with 4 Vs 4, I'd be happy with 8 vs 8 or 16 vs 16 even!

Does look awesome, the pictures had me wowed but I'm in doubt concerning those images to be in game.

UE pwning the way.

Versa
10-03-2007, 21:22
Wow, the game got visually superior from what I've seen earlier. I'll hold off until confirming it as a purchase, until I see how it works as an MMO.

arthur56k
10-04-2007, 09:03
dont know the last time MS did show pics that were CG and passed them as real time, they look good, but they may well be real time

Soldierboy
10-04-2007, 11:45
Those must be the worst cg i have ever seen then. ;)
That is def real time just from the engine

immortal
10-04-2007, 11:47
Doesnt this game require a monthly fee?

TidalPhoenix
10-04-2007, 12:01
I've no idea. If it does it will probably NOT require a Gold account as well. Like FF if I remember correctly.