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The Great Outdoors

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Icarus Studios
Release Date: 2012

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'The Great Outdoors' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m. PST

The Great Outdoors is the first game to give outdoor enthusiasts a chance to indulge their passion online. Whether alone, with friends, or in larger groups, players will experience all the thrills of “living” in a vast and sprawling outdoor universe of hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, exploration, photography and much more.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Mastiff, a leader in creating and marketing outdoor themed video games," said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing, Square Enix, Inc. “In keeping with Square Enix’s long tradition of introducing exciting new titles,The Great Outdoors is designed to deliver the social and community experience of the outdoor lifestyle in a fun, year-round setting.”

The Great Outdoors is the first game to give outdoor enthusiasts a chance to indulge their passion online. Whether alone, with friends, or in larger groups, players will experience all the thrills of “living” in a vast and sprawling outdoor universe of hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, exploration, photography and much more.   The Great Outdoors is a paradise for the outdoorsman, with fully stocked lakes, a variety of challenging hunts available year round, and an exciting, natural world to explore. But it's also an online community and a constantly evolving world for outdoor enthusiasts and online gaming veterans to discover and enjoy.

Through a host of partnerships with top outdoor brands and celebrities, The Great Outdoors will deliver an experience that is both realistic and incredibly exciting.  Players will be able to meet and hunt with celebrities like Michael Waddell and the Brotherhood Of the Bone Collector, The Drury Brothers, Brian “Pig Man” Quaca and many others.  Players will also be able to try the newest and best equipment from companies like Remington, REALTREE, PSE Archer, Weaver Optics, Champion Traps and Targets and WileyX.

"We are excited to be working with Square Enix, one of today’s leaders in interactive entertainment, to develop an  online community game for outdoor enthusiasts – a group that outnumbers other sports enthusiasts by a ratio of 3-to-1,” said Bill Swartz, CEO of Mastiff . “Together, our two companies will provide a cutting edge gaming experience that will appeal to every part of the outdoor enthusiast community, from hunters, fishermen, archers and marksmen to campers, geocachers, and photographers, as well as to veteran MMO players.”


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