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TimeShift

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Vivendi
Developer: Saber Interactive

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'TimeShift' Gets Delayed, Xbox Version Cancelled?

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 9:01 p.m. PDT

TimeShift is an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

Set in the not too distant future, TimeShift from Saber Interactive will take the first-person genre to an entirely different dimension where the world as we know it has been erased from history and the very memory of us will be wiped out like tears in the rain. Our descendants will never be born - our existence will become but a mere dream and the future as we know it will never come to be.

Gamers assume the role of retired Colonel, Michael Swift, who has been selected by the US Government to test two of the most significant inventions of the century - a time-control device called the "Quantum Suit" and a time machine called the "Quantum Transporter". However, before he gets a chance to carry out his experiments, his laboratory is invaded by a masked man and in the confusion Swift is briefly sent back in time to 1900. Upon his return to the present, the world he left has changed beyond all recognition. It is now Swift's responsibility to find a way to rectify things and find out who or what is behind the changes.

The technology behind TimeShift will allow gamers for the first time the ability to slow, stop and reverse the flow of time while remaining completely isolated. Set in an engrossing storyline, gamers must learn to master this new skill to navigate through the new universe and ultimately complete the adventure. Using Saber Interactive's proprietary Saber3d Engine, the story will progress through virtual environments of cinematic quality and a sophisticated AI will challenge gamers to think creatively on how to use their new powers.

Game Features:

  • Time control elements never before seen in a first person shooter - players can slow, stop and rewind time affecting the world and enemies around them while moving freely through frozen worlds
  • Time shifting obstacles will challenge the players to think in four dimensions to solve problems and defeat difficult enemies
  • Next generation graphics technology in the Saber3D engine, including normal mapping for amazing high detailed textures and characters as well as parallax lighting, which allows the environment to come alive with detail
  • Deep storyline involving time travel and betrayal, featuring an alternate time stream filled with alternate technology
  • A wide array of unique weapons from an alternate timeline, plasma guns, hybrid grenades, full action pistols and the dreaded "Swarm Cannon"
  • More than 35 combat missions, each one featuring time shifting elements and challenges standing in the way of completion
  • Online multiplayer game that allows players to use their time shifting powers against other human adversaries.

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