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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Timegate Studios
Release Date: Spring 2010

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'Section 8' (ALL) Reveals First PS3 Details - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. PST

Section 8 is a futuristic first person shooter that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. In Section 8 you are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

On the war-torn planets of tomorrow, mankind's greatest battle is about to begin. With its frontier colonies devastated by a growing insurrection, Earth dispatches the elite 8th Armoured Infantry (nicknamed "Section 8") to repel the coming onslaught. The nickname refers to a discharge from an old United States military regulation for reason of being mentally unfit for service. The near-suicidal missions this division volunteers for brands them as insane by all other military units.

Section 8 deploys directly into battle from their orbital dropships, utilizing the most advanced arsenal of military hardware known to man. Their mission: to scout and secure difficult objectives, and smash the enemy defences in lightning-quick assaults.

Section 8 is an intense first-person shooter that allows players to dynamically alter the flow of combat as they see fit. Employing tactical assets and on-demand vehicle deliveries, players are given unprecedented strategic control over epic sci-fi battlefields.

The PS3 version will ship with a full single-player campaign, instant action mode (with full bot support) and a robust multiplayer mode which includes 11 multiplayer maps, three of which are not included at retail on any other platform.

Section 8 is the first title on the PS3 to include support for TimeGate Studios’ proprietary TGNServer technology, which allows gamers to host 32 player games from their home PC.  Players can configure map rotations, change server variables and set a remote admin password to administer the server in-game.

Section 8 caters to FPS players with two genre-changing features: “burn-in” spawning and dynamic combat missions (DCMs). Burning-in effectively ends spawn-killing by allowing players to drop anywhere on the map from 15,000 feet in real-time. DCMs add a new layer of unpredictability to multiplayer matches with mission objectives activated in real-time.

Section 8 will be an unforgettable experience for first-person shooter fans on the PlayStation®3 system since there’s nothing quite like it on the PlayStation Network,” says Adel Chaveleh, CEO, TimeGate Studios. “We’re sure fans will agree that Section 8 is a breath of fresh air for gamers tired of stale, ‘me-too’ multiplayer first-person shooters that fail to innovate.”


  • Create a Section 8 clan
    • In game clan tags can be setup to automatically update from the portal
    • Ability to turn on/off recruitment status and review the statistics of your incoming applicants
    • Establish hierarchies within your clan (Recruit, Member, Officer, Leader, etc.) and manage rosters directly from the portal
    • Toggle viewing clan member’s e-mail address for coordination outside of the game
  • Over 50+ unique Leaderboards not available in game, categorized by:
    • Career Statistics (XP, Kills, Deaths, Destructions, Combat, Teamwork, etc.)
    • “In a Life” Records (XP, Teamwork, Combat, Kills, Damage, Captures, Repairs, Defenses, Destruction)
    • Gear “In a Life” Records (Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Knife, etc.)
    • Badges (32x badges)
    • Feats (16x feats)
  • All Leaderboards can be changed to best “overall” or best “within my clan”
  • Overall community page that tracks the top players / top clans, as well as tracks continuously updated community wide statistics (ex: most popular map, popular gear, popular loadout, etc.)
  • A unique player profile page for each user that tracks over 100 unique in-game statistics to the individual that can be set to rank either best “overall” or best “within my clan”
  • Mutually exclusive statistics for each platform (Xbox 360, PC)
  • Supports players from all regions  (EFIGS)


  • Customize your loadouts like no other FPS
  • Use Burn-In spawning to drop into the action from 15,000 feet
  • Transform the battlefield with tactical assets and vehicle drops
  • Battle across epic sci-fi landscapes
  • Adapt to ever-evolving team, squad, and player strategies

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