Multiplayer Thriller The Ship Sails Again

Outerlight's unique Source-based stealthy multiplayer shooter The Ship has a sequel in development, this time heading to Xbox 360 as well as PC. The news was revealed via video interview in "A Scottish Industry Fluff Piece," produced by the crazy Scots behind gaming internet show Consolevania.

"We've literally just signed a deal for the sequel last week, so for most of this year we've been thinking about the sequel, thinking about all sorts of things about what the game will be," said operations director Ailsa Bates.

Multiplayer-only game The Ship is set on a 1920s cruise liner, where each player is given a target whom he or she must kill while eluding would-be assassins.

While the first game was PC-only and distributed via Valve's Steam service with a later retail release, the sequel has been funded by a major publisher for PC and Xbox 360. "We're not able to tell you who they are right now because it's currently confidential," Bates went on. "They're a very big publisher and they've signed the full project, funded it, etcetera."

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    August 31, 2007 4:53 PM

    Awesome! The Ship was far and away the best LAN game I've ever played. Once I got people to see it, they were hooked.

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      August 31, 2007 5:00 PM

      It's definitely up there. Brilliant LAN game with friends -- horrid on pub servers.

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        September 2, 2007 8:59 PM

        Fuck, I am pissed that we didn't get to play The Ship at the last LAN we had. :(