Section 8 Launches for the PC

September 4, 2009

Section 8 Launches for the PC

Southpeak Interactive has announced
that Section 8 has launched for the PC. This launch comes days after the title
was released on the Xbox 360. Section 8 casts players as futuristic, armor-clad
soldiers who perform meteoric dives onto the battlefield, where they battle with
up to 40 players on Windows PC or 32 on Xbox 360 for control of the immense
cosmic landscapes.

Developed by TimeGate Studios,
Section 8 opens up the tactical possibilities of team-based shooters by placing
players in vast, open battlefields, and giving them the ability to Burn-In
anywhere they choose from 15,000 feet above the map. In addition, every player
in the game is equipped with a jetpack and an overdrive sprint ability, which
they can use to quickly get to any objective and attack from any angle.

Section 8 allows players to join the
epic conflict between the 8th Armored Infantry – nicknamed ‘Section 8’ – and the
Arm of Orion by taking part in fierce combat across majestic alien worlds.
Players create their own unique game experiences by customizing equipment
Loadouts, and dramatically impact the flow of battle through strategic vehicle
and asset requisitions. Dynamic Combat Missions (DCMs) are player-driven
objectives, generated during the course of combat, that affect gameplay with
tangible rewards for completion. In addition to the deep single-player campaign
and multiplayer mode for up to 40 combatants, Section 8 features an Instant
Action mode where players can challenge the game’s competitive AI on any of the
multiplayer maps. For the competitive gamer, Section 8 will implement an online
stats portal on Friday, September 11, which boasts a phenomenal in-depth
stat-tracking system, showing clan and individual rankings on over 50 unique
fully-searchable Leaderboards.

Section 8 is the first Xbox 360
title to allow players to host their own dedicated servers using a Windows-based
PC. These “X Servers” will support up to 32 players for Xbox 360. Windows PC
users can play on dedicated servers with up to 40 players. When dedicated
servers are not used, Section 8 supports up to 16 players on Windows PC and Xbox
360. More information about the X Server software is available on the official
Section 8 website.

Section 8 is available now in North
America on Xbox 360 for the suggested retail price of $59.99 and on Games for
Windows LIVE for $49.99 and is rated T for Teen. Section 8 will be available on
September 11 in the UK and Asia Pacific, and September 18 in the rest of Europe.