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Volition wants to do FreeSpace 3
Posted: 08.02.2011 03:26 by Comments: 1
Volition may be having fun developing Saints Row and Red Faction games, but what producer Jim Boone would really love to be doing is working on a new FreeSpace game; the last game in the series, FreeSpace 2, was released in 1999.

When asked by NowGamer if he has any interest in developing a FreeSpace 3, he gushed, “You have no idea. There is a group of people that would commit murder to do that game. The biggest problem that we have is… oh man, that game is so beloved. I did a bunch of missions for both games and it’s so dear to my heart I can’t even tell you. The problem we had was Freescape 2 didn’t sell as well…"

FreeSpace is a space sim offshoot of the multidirectional first person shooter Descent, and was the first game Volition ever developed after breaking off from Parallax Software. The games came late in the popularity of the space combat genre, which along with the flight sim genre is in deep dormancy.

When asked if a FreeSpace 3 could revive the genre, Boone replied, "I feel like there’s an opportunity there, but I’ve got no data to support that."
Source: NowGamer
Related games: Freespace 2 (PC)
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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 08, 2011
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Now this is a reason to dust off that old bottle of Krug that's been stored for a grand occasion. The opportunity and the fanbase are both there, Boone, just talk to any Freespace player (still have "FS 2" on my hard drive, giving it a whirl every noiw and then). There's never really been anything to match the "FS" games, including the "X" series and "Freelancer".