Sony Online Entertainment revealed a brand new Intellectual Property today. The first person shooter which Sony calls Bullet Run is an online only FPS that is set in an environment of a reality based show.
Players will be able to battle it around with others using the traditional shooter formula, but this time around, the environment provides a lot of interesting gameplay factors.
You will be disguised as a character taking in part in this reality TV show where you kill each other on the battle ground. The beta registrations of the game are already open for the public and Sony has confirmed that the new game will be following the free to play system.
Many developers have released free to play games in the recent time. These games include popular titles like League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, Rusty Hearts and the recently released Tribes: Ascend.
If you have never played a free to play game before, you must know that while the client of the game is free to download and play, any additional content like maps, weapons, costumes etc are charged at a standard rate.
The thing that makes Bullet Run interesting is its unique setting. While players battle it out with others, a reality TV based show commentary goes on in the background. You can also switch your camera mode from first person to third person if you are not comfortable.
Additionally, Sony is also giving the option of upgrading your characters with special abilities that will help you combat your enemies. These abilities include berserker rage, extra damage, healing powers and special ammo packs.
Some new mechanics are being introduced to Bullet Run which otherwise feel like a typical shooter. These new mechanics will change how the player reloads their guns.
According to Sony, whenever a gun needs to be reloaded, players will need to hit a circle with their mouse pointer whenever they are reloading the gun. Failure to hit the circle on time will result in the weapon getting jammed.
Currently the game supports up to 20 players online and will be providing 6 battlegrounds to play in. Sony has confirmed that new content will be made available to the game gradually.