'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Current Beta Test Status

by Thomas on Nov. 9, 2002 @ 9:33 a.m. PST

IGI 2: Covert Strike's release was recently moved to February 2003, which enables developers to add the features and polish that it really deserves.. We just recived some information from Codemasters about the current beta test status, and a screen from the new water system. Read more to check it out!

Codemasters 'IGI 2: Covert Strike' Current Beta Test Status

Work on the single player section of the game continues at pace, at this stage we're concentrating on bug fixing and game balancing but its still great to see the new features added every once in a while. Recent changes to the game engine have allowed for a much better looking and more dynamic water system. As well improved reflections and lighting the water now reacts to gunfire and explosions - see the screenshot for a preview of the new water system.

Current beta test status:
With our extra development time, we're now estimating that the start of phase 2 is early December.

Phase one:
Phase one has lasted much longer than we first intended it to, this has helped to get all of the major issues out of the way and the game has progressed significantly during the time.

Phase = 1
Number of Testers = 212
Map = Forrestraid
Number of Major Issues = Low - None
Number of Medium Issues = Medium
Number of Minor Issues = Medium - High

As well as finding and fixing bugs we are also currently working on:
- Improving dedicated server functionality
- Perfecting the maps
- Weapon balancing

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