Are we ever going to see another Serious Sam?

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  1. zsouthboy

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the first two.

    At the end of SE, it says to be continued... so I hope that means at least one more game in the franchise.

    /more shooting of guys with no heads that scream as they run!
     
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    yes we will

    next year
     
  3. zsouthboy

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    Does that mean we'll see some DX 9 goodness? :D

    Kickass!
     
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    yeah it's a new engine , very shader based. I don't know on what api they focus more but they will probably support both d3d and opengl again.
     
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    I sure hope we'll see more. Cooperative multiplayer FPS's own :D
     
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    yes finally an official word:
    We are getting a lot of emails recently regarding latest development of Serious Sam 2 and Serious Engine 2, our new engine technology.

    Most of our fans already know or read that, but for those less familiar, we are in development of Serious Sam 2 for PC and Xbox for quite some time now. To be precise, as soon as we finished Serious Sam for the Xbox, we started the design for the sequel. Serious Sam 2 development is planned to be finalized in second quarter of 2004, so you can expect the release also in that period. We are currently on schedule, so I don't expect any delays.

    Along with that, we decided to develop new engine technology called Serious Engine 2. The decision not to update old Serious Engine was already made before we finished Xbox version. We realized the difficulties of updating the technology which is now almost 6 years old and keeping it up-to-date with latest techology. So, we decided to start from beginning, but also to use good parts of old engine as a basis for creating new one.

    This proved to be a good decision, as now we already have new Serious Tools in workable condition, along with Advanced Physics, Entity Compiler, etc. For example, Level Designers are now able to create much more complex level arhitecture, at least hundred times more polygons than in old engine, while still having an excellent framerate on mid-range configurations. All this will be spiced up with usage of advanced vertex and pixel shaders, dynamic shadows and lots of other state-of-the-art features. Also, Entity Compiler means more control over enemy AI, weapons, etc. and also it's going to be of great help to MOD community, as you won't need to have Visual C++ any more to create code for your MOD. These are just a few of many great things we already have in Serious Engine 2.

    Along with the game and engine, we are also planning to release a technology demo/benchmark in the near future, showing what Serious Engine 2 is capable of. We hope that you'll be _amazed_ with what we are doing.

    I won't go into more details at this stage, as we plan to have updates regularly, where you'll find out what's going on in more details.

    Cheers,

    Roman Ribaric
    CEO
    Croteam
     
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    Interesting. Another DX9 (?) benchmark coming up.
     
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    If they use DX, I think they're happier in OGL, since they used that from the get go, though, MS might have thrown them some money so DX gets and equal or better representation in their game engine.
     
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    Psst, it's SS2.
     
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    Yeah, I guess the Second Encounter was more of a SS 1.5

    They should call it SS 3.
     
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    Nah, they should just get review sites to stop calling the Second Encounter "SS2" in hardware benchmarks... :roll:
     
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    *twitch*

    Eat your heart out, Half-Life 2. XD
     
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    :D
     
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    well halflife plays well on nvidia's low end cards. Aka the 5900ultra :)
     
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    We'll wait :twisted:
     
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    wow, thanks rainz!

    EDIT: the mirrors 3dgamers has suck... anyone got a better mirror?
     
  20. rainz

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    they dont .. just try them all and be patient ... when the transfert start it's 99% of the time 100k/s ++ and it's free ..

    RainZ
     
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