The card, released on 6th February, is the most technologically advanced available on the market. Conflict: Desert Storm will head up seven games titles, handpicked by Nvidia to showcase the full capabilities of their latest graphics installation. This will include a rolling demo of Conflict :Desert Storm on the Nvidia website, which has over 2 million hits per day, trade show and retail promotions, magazine inserts and a programme of TV coverage.
Based on the 1991 Gulf War, Conflict: Desert Storm is a 3rd person squad based action game, where the player takes control of an elite Special Forces SAS or Delta Force Unit, ordered behind enemy lines to infiltrate enemy territory and neutralise key targets. The game will be launched on PC, Microsoft X-Box and Sony Playstation 2 in June 2002.
Operating within a highly detailed 3D world, Conflict: Desert Storm is immersive gaming at its best. Missions range from taking out enemy vehicles with rockets in the blinding Kuwait sun to stealth missions relying on night vision goggles, a sniper rifle and plastic explosive.
The GeForce4 chip enhances the level of realism achieved in Conflict: Desert Storm, which has already caught the eye of the European games journalists. Real world physics means that bullets, vehicles & peripheral objects react realistically. Seamless passage from indoor to outdoor environments, coupled with cyclic lighting simulating the real-time transition between day and night, makes for unprecedented realism and depth.
Jane Cavanagh, Chief Executive of SCi, said, “We are delighted that Nvidia has chosen Conflict: Desert Storm to highlight the features of their new graphics card. Desert Storm and the GeForce4 are two of the most hotly anticipated products to hit the PC market in 2002. We are confident that both will be very successful.”