Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line Dev Yager Utilising Unreal Engine 4 For Next-Gen Game
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Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager is the first independent European studio to license Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 for its unannounced 'AAA' next-generation title, utilising the engine's tools for the game which is set to be revealed "in the coming months."

"Unreal Engine 4 is, hands down, the best toolset for creating next-generation, AAA games," Timo Ullmann, Managing Director at Yager commented. “Unreal Engine 3 enabled our great team to tap its full potential for the development for our award-winning game ‘Spec Ops: The Line’ and beyond. Yager is thrilled to be utilising Epic’s latest technology for our foremost project as the new workflow is incredible, and Blueprint visual scripting gives us more control over building our games than ever before.”

There's no word on what Yager's next game will be following Spec Ops: The Line, but it's hoped that using Unreal Engine 4 will enable the team to realise its ambitious next-gen project.

“With ‘Spec Ops: The Line,’ the team at Yager demonstrated their ability to create intelligent, cinematic games with exceptional visuals, and we’re excited to watch their latest vision spring to life,” said Epic's Mike Gamble.

“Unreal Engine 4 scales to teams of all sizes, and Yager’s new project will show what talented developers can do with leading-edge tools that unleash their creative power and productivity.”


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Comment #1 by Mrryan12
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 10:43:09 AM
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Spec ops: the Line was an awesome game. If they can make a good plot / setting for the series, I would love to see what Yager can make.

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Comment #2 by SGT H0US3
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 10:44:57 AM
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Always liked Yager, hope they continue to make good titles.

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Comment #3 by GR1FFv93
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 10:54:37 AM
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Brilliant game, ridiculously frustrating on Fubar difficulty. Can't wait to see what they'll have in-store for us this time.

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Comment #4 by Mad Man
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 11:01:25 AM
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Time to walk the line again. I would love to see another game of the series.

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Comment #5 by The Bum-Mobile
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 11:17:31 AM
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Hope their next game is as brilliant as The Line. Easily among the best of last year. No other game has engaged me as much as that one did in terms of story-telling.

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Comment #6 by XxStuartxX 1990
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 11:46:54 AM
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This is one of those games that I keep meaning to pick up, but am yet to actually do so.

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Comment #7 by phalanx 100
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 11:58:14 AM
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This is great news, my day cant get any better now.
i loved Spec ops - the line, and thanks to me some of my friend buyed it and loved it aswell.

its one of those games that touch your heart, this is a game i will always remember.

i am still stuck on the heli ambush part on Fubar, amazing i like a challenge!

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Comment #8 by Capn Doug
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 04:48:21 PM
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Given what Yager did with Spec Ops, I'd say give them whatever tools they need to make their next game.

@7 I only passed that section when it glitched on me. Two final enemies that came with the heavy just stood there and never advanced.

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Comment #9 by apat1a
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 05:58:23 PM
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I wasn't convinced by the demo at all; a pity since the setting is original and intersting.

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Comment #10 by Si1v3r Samurai
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 07:40:18 PM
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OMG I literarly completed the game 2 minutes ago. Great game, hope they make a similair one. (a original shooter with a great, great, story.

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Comment #11 by DOPE BOI
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 01:52:16 AM
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I really enjoyed Spec-ops The Line. One of the rare games I didn't mind playing through twice, as the playthroughs were very slightly different. I loved the story and gameplay.

Some things need to be changed, like the vault mechanics and some cheap moments in the FUBAR difficulty. I didn't find FUBAR to be too hard but it definitely had spots, but end the end I breezed through it. In No Way am I suggesting to make it harder or the achievements more difficult like some of these Ninjas Gaiden masochists.

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Comment #12 by Agent Mantis
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 03:06:58 AM
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I loved spec ops but they shouldn't make a sequel, I think it would cheapen the story of the original. I'd welcome a new ip from yager, maybe tone down the AIs grenade use though!

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Comment #13 by cheevo360
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 09:19:03 AM
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Spec Ops: The Line is really good game but very utter short. It need more then 10 hours playthrough story for 2nd series. If Yager working on 2nd series then they should bring 10 hours or more for playthrough unlike 4 hours in first game!!

If they working new IP then again bring 10 hours or more. Yager need bring long single-player. :)

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Comment #14 by Keirris
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 05:30:04 PM
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I Agree with #13. I loved The Line but it was just too short. I played it a dozen times and I'll play it a dozen more! Yager made a fantastic game with a successful story. I would love to see more!

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