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GameSpot UK recently updated their ongoing interview with Volition's Anoop Shekar,
who is part of the team creating Red Faction. This compelling title is an upcoming FPS cut in the mold of Half-Life
and other story-oriented FPSes. This portion of the interview, labeled as Part 2, focuses on the weaponry, the multiplayer
capabilities and the AI behavior of the game.


The weaponry selection is somewhat influenced by the hordes of other FPS weapons already out.
Shekar notes that his team wanted to make the alternate fire option for each weapon a little more unique, rather than
just fire the weapon a different way. For example, with the flamethrower, the player can actually remove the
gas canister and throw it grenade-style.


The AI in this title is also sounding impressive:

[GSUK]: The AI behaviour looked impressive too, with guards running away and supporting each other with fire - how did you achieve that?


[AS]: That's another area that we spent a great deal of time on. The AI depends on the weapons that they use and where you are situated. Depending on those they will behave differently - if you are behind cover they will try and get behind you or flank you or get their own cover and throw grenades. If you throw a demolition charge at a guard and it sticks to him, all the other guards will scatter because they don't want to be blown up him.

The multiplayer games will include both deathmatch and team-based games, though Shekar doesn't mention
anything specific in the interview. He does say that the game will be mod-friendly, with Volition creating regular patches
as well as providing help for potential modders. On an interesting note, Shekar reveals that none of the
level designers are programmers, possibly hinting at the ease of mod implementation and design.


The Mac version of Red Faction is scheduled to ship sometime in late summer. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2
of GameSpot UK's interview for more details.

Red Faction Official Site
GameSpot UK - Red Faction Interview Part 2
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