Blackwater

XB360 / Action / Release: Nov 1, 2011 / ESRB: T

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Blackwater game like kids 'playing cops and robbers'

Blackwater game like kids 'playing cops and robbers'

A "first-person experience" starring controversial mercenary group Blackwater was one of this year's strangest announcements during E3 2011. However, the folks behind the game Blackwater stress that they're attempting to avoid controversy and make it as child-friendly as a snowball fight.

Read more: "This is not a training device. This is not a simulator," says Blackwater founder ยป

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Blackwater announced for Kinect, based on PMC group

Related Topics – Blackwater, Kinect, 505 Games, E3 2011
Blackwater announced for Kinect, based on PMC group

Microsoft is pushing for more core experiences on the Kinect, and they're getting a little help on that front from Blacklight: Tango Down developer Zombie Studios. Publisher 505 Games announced Blackwater, a first-person shooter based on the controversial private military contractor. The group is now called Xe Services. The game is scheduled for release this fall.

The game lets you use the regular Xbox 360 controller or Kinect. The announcement references all the regular movements and shooting mechanics in Kinect form, but we're having a hard time picturing it. Luckily the company is allowing hands-on time on the E3 show floor. Read more »

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