Tencent is reviving the Delta Force FPS series

Tencent recently put out a teaser trailer for a new Delta Force game, which is supposedly set to get a full reveal at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023.

Image via Tencent

Delta Force may not be a military shooter that immediately comes to mind anymore, but from 1998 to 2009, it was a fairly regular series from now-defunct NovaLogic on PC. Now, Tencent may be bringing it back. The Chinese gaming giant released a recent teaser trailer for a new game in the Delta Force series and further teased that a full reveal is coming at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023. It would appear that TiMi Studio Group is handling development of the title.

Tencent collaborated with IGN to put out a teaser trailer for a new Delta Force game this week. For campaign and context, the newest Delta Force will be based on the Black Hawk Down film, featuring intense urban battles. It will also feature boosts to the multiplayer that the original Delta Force games were fairly well-known for, expanding with large-scale maps, vehicle routes, and the opportunity to use tanks, helicopters, and other military vehicles in combat.

The last game to come out of the Delta Force series was Delta Force: Xtreme 2 in 2009. NovaLogic was still around and had plans to continue the series with a new game called Delta Force Angel Falls, but the game became vaporware when NovaLogic and its asssets were acquired by THQ Nordic in 2016.

It’s unknown how Delta Force ended up in Tencent’s hands, but TiMi Studio Group is also an interesting pick for the developer. Many might know TiMi as the developers and maintainers of Pokemon Unite.

Vehicle combat in Tencent's Delta Force
Tencent's Delta Force will feature large-scale PVP multiplayer with boots-on-the-ground and vehicle combat.
Source: Tencent

It’s an odd pairing for sure, but we’re close to seeing what exactly Tencent and TiMi have in store for us with Delta Force next week. Stay tuned for Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023, or right here at Shacknews as the details drop.

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    August 18, 2023 10:18 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Tencent is reviving the Delta Force FPS series

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      August 18, 2023 6:37 AM

      Delta Force's back, in non-voxel form


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        August 18, 2023 6:54 AM

        oh wow, completely forgot about this series. my friends and i played the eff out of landwarrior and black hawk down.

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          August 18, 2023 8:22 AM

          I loved Black Hawk Down

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          August 18, 2023 10:14 AM

          Black Hawk Down was so god damn much fun. I thought I wanted more Operation Flashpoint sim stuff, but then BHD came out and showed that, hey, there ain't nothing wrong with leaning towards pure action. It was so damn freaking fun. Never did play the expansion :(

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        August 18, 2023 6:57 AM

        The draw distance on that voxel terrain was batshit back in the day.

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        August 18, 2023 7:40 AM

        how the heck am I supposed to pixel hunt snipers a mile away without voxels?

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        August 18, 2023 8:02 AM

        Hahah. I love this game

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        August 18, 2023 8:25 AM


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        August 18, 2023 9:44 AM

        would love it if raven could make another SoF game

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        August 18, 2023 11:52 AM

        this looks like another COD clone lmao

        not sure why we need more of those, trying to be one ruined Battlefield

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          August 18, 2023 2:07 PM


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            August 18, 2023 2:08 PM

            Can a dude just get Battlefield 2 with updated graphics and NO OTHER CHANGES? I mean it, no other changes, at all.

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          August 18, 2023 2:16 PM

          If we are going back to tac shooters, I just want a proper, slow moving Rainbow Six styled strategy shooter, where I'm playing an entire squad, carefully planning stuff out and the objective is more of a puzzle to be solved than a fire team map.

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            August 18, 2023 2:19 PM

            It's wild how well that gameplay style still works. Like, I played through Rainbow Six on N64 a few years ago and was floored by how good the port was and how well the single player held up. Pretty cool that it included some levels from the expansion, too.

            Going to play Rogue Spear on DC :)

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      August 18, 2023 4:50 PM

      If anyone wants to relive the originals then they're up on Steam/GoG and work very well on modern systems. You can up the resolution past what the GUI lets you choose by editing the ini file. 1 and 2 look glorious at 1024x768.

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        August 19, 2023 3:17 AM

        Have had them on my system for a few months now. Lotta good memories there

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      August 18, 2023 11:31 PM

      Tencent is reviving the long dormant military first person shooter series Delta Force. Now defunct Delta Force creator NovaLogic released nine series entries between 1998's original and 2009's Delta Force: Xtreme 2, but it went out of business in 2016, when its assets were acquired by THQ Nordic.

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