Bodycount Coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in Q1 2011

After OXM UK revealed Bodycount yesterday via a posted magazine cover that was quickly removed, details have arrived that explain more about the title from the creator of the Xbox hit, Black, and from Codemasters, developers of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising.

A press release issued today by Codemasters claims that Bodycount is set to “rip apart the First Person Shooter and deliver genre-defining gun play that comes alive in an orgy of bullets and destruction.” Sounds pretty cool to us.

The game will be developed using the EGO Game Technology Platform, an update of the Codemasters-developed engine and will arrive on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Q1 2011. The game will continue to expand upon the styling of Black, featuring destructible environments across a global power struggle. The player will take on the role of a “powerful combat asset” (aka: badass) who eliminates enemies only known as ‘Targets’ on behalf of the ‘Network’.

Stuart Black, Creative Director of Bodycount, said, “We’re all massive FPS fans and believe that there’s room for a refresh of the shooter experience. If Race Driver: GRID was all about the purity of racing, then everything in Bodycount is absolutely centred on the bullet and its impact on the world. Our shredding tech enables us to create a different kind of gameplay, where players and AI can’t hide behind indestructible cover and rely on whack-a-mole mechanics. Here the environment is constantly changing as the game is shot to hell: it’s going to be a huge amount of fun.”

Fans can follow Bodycount on Twitter and you can check out the first two official screens from the game which show an orgy of destruction. How appropriate!