Mercenaries 2 Officially Multi-platform

Mercenaries 2What has been unofficially known for a while now has today become official: Pandemic Studios’ Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is indeed being developed as a multi-platform release, not a PS3-exclusive. What is somewhat surprising, however, is that Mercs 2 won’t just be a next-gen release for the PS3 and Xbox 360, it’s also now coming to the PC and PS2, for better or for worse, all in time for a holiday 2007 release.

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames delivers the next evolution in explosive open world gameplay — regardless of the system you play it on,” said Pandemic Studios CEO Andrew Goldman. “All four platforms are incredible gaming machines, and from the beginning we designed an experience that accentuates their individual strengths and delivers the interactive freedom and explosive action Mercenaries fans demand.”

I officially don’t care about this game anymore now. I really wasn’t all that hyped about it to begin with, but at least as a next-gen exclusive game I was mildly optimistic it could maybe bring along some innovation. But now that it’s expanding to four platforms and time is being spread out to port the game around, I sincerely doubt it’s going to be any different than any of the other gazillion sandbox games — but we shall see. I could be wrong, but somehow I think EA recently signing on as the game’s publisher had something to do with this…

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