Free TimeShift Maps Live
Those who still have the time-bending TimeShift game will be glad to know that five brand new maps for the game’s multiplayer mode have been released. The maps support all forms of gameplay modes, including One-on-One, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch as well as Capture the Flag.
TimeShift Gets Voice Cast
As with all big-budget upcoming games, TimeShift has gotten a star-studded voice cast of its own, including Michael Ironside, the man behind Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell. Hollywood stars Dennis Quaid and Nick Chinlund will also add their voice talents to the upcoming time-shifting FPS.
TimeShift’s lead character, Colonel Michael Swift, will be voiced by Dennis Quaid, who has worked on movies such as Frequency, Inner Space and Traffic. Best known for his role in Con Air, Training Day and The Chronicles of Riddick films, Nick Chunland will voice General Mitchell – the military overseer for Project TimeShift. Finally, Michael Ironside, the man behind Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher, will be the voice of scientist Professor Krone. Ironside is also well-known for his many television roles on hits like ER and Desperate Housewives, as well many films such as Total Recall, Starship Troopers and Top Gun.
In development at Saber Interactive, TimeShift is scheduled for worldwide release this September on PC and Xbox 360.
According to VU Games representatives, TimeShift has been delayed. In development at Saber Interactive, the time-shifting shooter was originally set for release in October 2005 and then delayed to this Spring; it carries no release date now. Vivendi has also commented that the demo is not representative of the final product.
Warpath and Sword of the Stars have also been delayed. The Warpath website carries word of the delay, stating that the FPS will be out this June; it had a previous shipping date of March 2006. On the Lighthouse Interactive website is word of the Sword of the Stars delay – the 4x strategy game will now be released in late summer. The extra development time will allow the developer to complete all localizations for the European markets to ensure a global release, according to the company’s CEO.
TimeShift Shifts Publisher
Vivendi Games has announced that it has secured the rights to publish TimeShift, an upcoming FPS in the works at Saber Interactive. The game will be released sometime later this year for the PC and Xbox 360.
Assume the role of renowned and recently retired test pilot Colonel Michael Swift, who is recovering from the tragic loss of his daughter. Desperate for an escape from his misery, Swift accepts a unique offer from the US Government to test an experimental set of time-control devices and become the world’s first “chrononaut.” During the tests, he inadvertently alters time and returns to a present changed beyond recognition. The democracy he left has become a fascist nightmare and his knowledge of the events that led to this alternate present has made him an enemy of the state. Armed with the time-shifting Quantum Suit, Swift is now on the run, on a perilous mission to fix the past, present and future.
TimeShift Shifts to VU Games
Gamespot reports that VU Games will be publishing TimeShift which was originally the property of Atari. The article goes on to state that according to a VUG spokesperson, the game will be shipped when ready.
As for the platforms – apparently, the publisher has decided to drop the Xbox version of the game. TimeShift will be released for the PC and Xbox 360 “when it’s ready.”