Ubisoft’s PS3-exclusive first-person shooter Haze has shipped to retail today, the latest in a series of futuristic shooters for the next-gen console. As is the norm with next-gen games, Haze costs $59.99.
Developed by Free Radical, the creators of the TimeSplitters series, Haze is set in the year 2048 in a world in which the governments have outsourced military operations to private military corporations (PMCs). Gamers play as Shane Carpenter, a newly enlisted soldier with the largest PMC, Mantel Global Industries, which gives them access to an array of futuristic military equipment such as high-tech vehicles, weapons and the performance-enhancing drug Nectar.
As in Halo 2, Haze includes a perspective shift at one point in the game, as players will find themselves moving from a ruthless high-tech Mantel Trooper to a cunning Promise Hand rebel, each with distinct gameplay and weapons.
The most compelling aspect, though, could very well be the game’s support of four-player online co-op.
Preliminary reviews have been mixed, but DailyGame plans to run Haze through its paces and will bring you an honest, unbiased review after the game’s campaign and multiplayer action have run their course through DailyGame headquarters.