Guess who's back. One month after OGPlanet announced that they shut down the free-to-play FPS Tactical Intervention, Minh "Gooseman" Le posted the news on Facebook: Tactical Intervention is soon to be released worldwide and it will be available on Steam.
As we reported earlier in June: With great confidence MMO publisher OGPlanet had started Open Beta testing for Tactical Intervention on March 14 in North America. Before that TI enjoyed "tremendous interest in the title from fans far and wide, who have waited patiently for the launch. However, that tremendous interest has, unfortunately, not fully translated into full gaming activity". And later in their official announcement, OGPlanet hints that there is a European release in the pipeline.
Minh "Gooseman" Le, co-creator of Counter-Strike and Tactical Intervention posted today on Facebook:
Dear Fans of Tactical Intervention,
I have some exciting news for you. Tactical Intervention is soon to be released worldwide!
It gives me great pleasure to announce that together with games publisher "1337 Games", the game will be made available on Steam this summer.
We'd like to extend special thanks to the players who gave us such helpful feedback. It is your dedication and support that has made it possible for us to make the T.I. experience even better! We all look forward to opening up the servers and diving back into the game.
Minh "Gooseman" Le
I couldn't find any info on a games publisher, called "1337 Games" and find it a bit awkard to go over a publisher for Steam, also taking into account that Le was once at Valve. Anyway, I hope that Le and his team finally can get Tactical Intervention to a worldwide stable release status.
UPDATE July 4: Below is the official press release from 1337 Games.
With Counter-Strike, Minh "Gooseman" Le has created one of the biggest phenomena of the video game world. He co-developed the Half-Life mod which - until today - is one of the most successful tactical shooters and has deeply influenced a whole generation of players and an entire industry.
Having honed his skills for the past seven years at Valve, Minh Le has now partnered with developers from Fix Korea to present his latest stroke of genius: Tactical Intervention. Focused on adrenaline-fueled, action-packed combat, Tactical Intervention is a consistent advancement of the team-based tactical shooter genre. This August, the game will have its worldwide release via Steam, where players can download and play it for free.
Intensive Game Play
Tactical Intervention combines established strengths with innovative features. Based on the classic 'Terrorists vs. Counter-Terrorists' setting, players can expect highly dynamic and intense gameplay. Teamwork, strategic thinking and fast reflexes are absolutely essential for victory. Wielding dozens of authentic weapons, deploying of savage attack dogs, hiding behind tactical shields or hostages, performing a drive-by and rappelling down buildings; these are just some of the features that provide the unique gaming experience that is Tactical Intervention.
Realistic scenarios and new game modes
The thoughtfully designed maps are based on realistic scenarios and offer toe-to-toe confrontations. Among others, terrorist and anti-terrorist units will face each other down in shopping malls, across industrial parks, inside subway stations and on the tops of skyscrapers. Depending on game mode and team selection, players must set up or defuse bombs, rescue or capture hostages or emerge from team death-match duels as winners.
The highway mission represents a brand new challenge for all shooter fans: In a high-speed car chase a VIP needs to be either protected or taken out. In this mode, not only are aiming and tactics of great importance, but players' driving skills are also put to the test. They have to make sure to avoid the helicopter, or find the RPG-7 and take it out.