2K Games Announces its Next Big Shooter – Spec Ops: The Line

December 14, 2009

2K Games Announces its Next Big
Shooter – Spec Ops: The Line

Narrative-driven military shooter
features intense combat and gut-wrenching decisions set against the backdrop of
the sandstorm-ravaged city of Dubai

2K Games announced today that Spec
Ops: The Line is currently in development at YAGER for the Xbox 360, the
PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Spec Ops: The Line is a provocative and gripping
third-person modern military shooter that challenges players’ morality by
putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices
affecting human life must be made.

“At the heart of the 2K DNA is the
creation of intellectual properties that provide consumers with compelling
narrative, heart-pounding action, and worlds that come to life around them,”
said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Spec Ops: The Line is the epitome of
a 2K Games title and incorporates all of our gameplay values: immersive
experiences that draw you in, unique and innovative features that make you
rethink the way you play them, and an amazingly high quality bar that is
synonymous with the 2K name. By meeting these core values, I’m confident that
Spec Ops: The Line will be a great experience that people will enjoy playing for
years to come."

Spec Ops: The Line unfolds within
the destroyed opulence of Dubai. Once the playground for the world’s wealthiest
elite, Dubai has fallen victim to a series of cataclysmic sandstorms. The city’s
ultramodern architecture lies half-buried under millions of tons of sand. The
very sand that blankets the city plays a marquee role in altering combat
situations and serves as a powerful but unpredictable force that will both help
and hinder players throughout the course of the game.

While most people have fled the
now-barren wasteland before the sandstorms swept through, U.S. Army Colonel John
Konrad and his loyal squad remained behind to protect those incapable of escape.
Unable to reach anyone in Dubai after the storm hit, the U.S. Army feared Konrad
and his team dead until they picked up a weak distress signal and launched a
rescue operation. As U.S. Army Captain Martin Walker, you and your elite Delta
Force team are sent to infiltrate the treacherous region to bring Konrad home.
Players will experience “The Line”, that razor’s edge known only to men who deal
in war. It is the line they cross when death and duty become one and the same.
It is the end — of self and sanity — when their duty is done and only they

“The production of Spec Ops: The
Line has been a tremendous experience for YAGER,” said Timo Ullman, managing
director at YAGER. “Our close collaboration with 2K Games over the course of
this production has allowed us to achieve our goal of giving players a unique
and exciting gaming experience in Spec Ops: The Line. YAGER’s goal is to always
push the boundaries of what is possible and exceed players’ expectations in
every production.”

Spec Ops: The Line underscores 2K’s
commitment to deliver original and innovative single and multiplayer experiences
to current generation consoles and PCs. Spec Ops: The Line will take that
commitment to the next level by providing players with a new and exciting
multiplayer experience that offers a unique perspective on the single-player

Spec Ops: The Line is not yet rated
by the ESRB. The title is planned for release during Take-Two’s 2011 fiscal
year, which begins on November 1, 2010. For more information, please visit