CryEngine 3 to power free to play shooter Lethal Enterprise

New World plans to use Crytek's CryEngine 3 to create a free-to-play shooter about the drug war titled Lethal Enterprise.

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Newly formed New World Interactive is the latest developer to license Crytek's CryEngine 3, the technology behind Crysis 2, released earlier this year. New World plans to use the engine to create a free-to-play shooter about the drug war titled Lethal Enterprise.

New World president Jeremy Blum comes from the mod community where he produced two Mod of the Year award winners, Insurgency and Red Orchestra. Of Lethal Enterprise he said, "Besides the game being about the drug war, we don't want to reveal too much." He added that they aim to raise the bar for visual expectations of a free-to-play game.

He also addressed concerns about the team's experience, saying, "A lot of people say that mod development in nothing like AAA downloadable game development. My guess is this person never made a total conversion mod before." The release then noted that Blum came up with the concept for Red Orchestra when he was 14 years old.

On its site, New World also shows a standalone remake of Insurgency, titled Insurgency: Remastered, to be in the works. The game's page says that the original core team is on board and completely updating the game to run on the latest version of the Source engine as used in Portal 2. The game is headed to Steam in 2012.

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    July 25, 2011 5:45 PM

    Garnett Lee posted a new article, CryEngine 3 to power free to play shooter Lethal Enterprise.

    New World plans to use Crytek's CryEngine 3 to create a free-to-play shooter about the drug war titled Lethal Enterprise.

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      July 25, 2011 5:54 PM

      There's no question that Insurgency had some pretty slick stuff going on, always interested to see what mod teams produce.

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      July 25, 2011 5:55 PM

      I wonder who we'll be shooting at in Lethal Enterprise? Drug dealers? Cops? Perhaps a Prez mode where you get the two confused?

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      July 25, 2011 6:00 PM

      Lethal Enterprise is an odd name. enterprise doesnt sound shootery

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      July 25, 2011 7:39 PM

      A Drug war? Aren't those fought by the president or some police force saying we're taking down drugs and nothing happens other than a dealer becomes a snitch?

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        July 26, 2011 6:20 AM

        That would be amazing if that was actually the plot. Essentially you keep losing money and lives making little impact.

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      July 25, 2011 7:45 PM

      insurgency is still the best game at balancing fun with realism for modern day MOUT

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      July 26, 2011 6:15 AM

      If this guy had anything to do with Insurgency and Red Orchestra then he knows how to put out a quality game. Imagine if they had COD's bugget.

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