Codemasters has officially announced Operation Flashpoint: Red River this morning. This comes after the name was confirmed in an issue of OXM last week.
The game’s in development for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC for a 2011 release. It’ll “deliver an authentic and intensely personal US Marine Corps infantryman experience”, promising an “epic campaign” set in the remote country of Tajikistan along the Vakhsh River.
The game is set in the future, where a fictional war will take place in over three acts in both singe-player and drop-in-drop-out co-op play for up to four players online. The game will include deeper narrative, a streamlined inventory and control system, refined enemy and squad AI, class roles and customizable XP upgrades and loadouts, close-quarters combat, new air support, and much more.
“Operation Flashpoint: Red River is being built around four player co-op online play, complete with a strong narrative, new enemies and combat scenarios to deliver gameplay that immerses players in the reality of war like never before. The new setting of Tajikistan is a diverse and exciting backdrop for the wide range of military challenges the US Marines face around the world in real life. We’re excited to push the series in new directions while staying true to the core tactical combat that is the hallmark of Operation Flashpoint,” said Sion Lenton, Creative Director.
Look out for Red River in 2011. The first four pieces of art can be found at the gallery.