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3D Action Planet has posted a transcript from a recent chat with a few of Ritual's employees about their upcoming third-person shooter, Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2. They cover a variety of topics on this Quake3 engine-based game, including this question about multiplayer capabilities:

Although FAKK2 won't include multiplayer play out of the box, I've heard that the Q3 network code is being left in. Are you going to create a multiplayer mode yourselves? If not, will mod-makers get help from Ritual in producing one?


Net code is all intact. we actually spawned a couple of Julies in a net game and it all worked. We'll see about a multi add on once we ship. Most people here want to do one. We always help the mod makers.

In addition, a new preview of the game at the French site Actu Jeus.com of FAKK2 gives more of a rundown of the game, in case you're wondering what it's going to be like. Here's a clip about the controls:
Players raised on Tomb Raider and its clones will soon be able to perform all the necessary moves. Run, climb, jump, fight, crouch, leap, pull a lever, take an object... everything can be done quickly from the keyboard. You can control Julie with a deceptive simplicity. To choose weapons, it's a bit more complex but is just as practical (itís not Flight Sim guys !). You select the category (swords, shields, firearms, explosives, heavy weapons, health), then with the mouse wheel you choose one of the weapons in the category. Then, a left click to take the weapon with the left hand, or a right click for the right. It is as simple as that, and with a little practice, you can do it very quickly. The developers have dissociated the two hands so, you guessed it, you can use two weapons at the same time!
The Mac version is currently being developed by Contraband Entertainment and is expected to be released within the next month or so.

Contraband Entertainment
3D Action Planet FAKK2 Chatlog
Actu Jeux FAKK2 Preview
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Ritual Entertainment
Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2


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