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Wednesday, May 9, 2001

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8:52 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

The official Red Faction website has been updated once again with a new screenshot and weapon of the week. For those as of yet unfamiliar with this title, RF is an upcoming FPS, created by Volition, that is introducing several new play elements in hopes of revitalizing the aging FPS genre.

This week's featured weapon is the Precision Rifle, which is basically the sniper rifle for this game. Known fully as the MK/SG-1 Defender Precision Rifle, this weapon uses 20 round clips and explosive ammo. The alternate fire for this one is much like sniper rifles from other FPS games - it goes to scope mode and allows a player to zoom in for long-range accuracy shots.

The screenshot of the week shows a player engaged in multiplayer combat, targeting a bot with the Precision Rifle, which should answer the question for players wondering whether or not there'll be bot support. There's also a clock pictured in the lower left-hand corner, presumably indicating how much time is left in the game, which would be a welcome feature for those that have to flip back and forth between a status screen and the actual game in other FPS multiplayer games in order to check the time. More of RF's graphical detail is also shown, with the walls sporting realistic rust stains and bots on an upper catwalk clearly visible through the grating.

Work on the PC and Mac versions of Red Faction seems to be proceeding apace. Red Faction is currently scheduled for release in the late 3rd quarter/early 4th quarter. For more info, be sure to check out the official website.

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