“Renegade Ops” is the, uh, inspired name of the next project to come out of Avalanche Studios, the developer of the open-world action title Just Cause and its quirk-filled follow-up Just Cause 2. And get this--Ops is a downloadable, vehicular combat game that uses Just Cause 2's tech.
In a press release put out by Avalanche's publishing partner Sega, a bit of the setup is explained. In the campaign portion, you'll control “mobile commando unit” in charge of killing terrorist goons led by a bad dude named "Inferno." You'll be able to accomplish this unforgettable goal with up to four players online, but you’ll also be able to get your anti-terrorist on by lonesome or with a couch partner via split-screen play. Sega claims that the shooter will also feature a“wide” array of vehicles to use and plenty of heavy weapons, including the Gatling gun and an electromagnetic shock gun. Sounds renegade.
Speaking exclusively with Eurogamer, Avalanche producer Andreas Thorsén claims that Shadow Complex had a big impact on the development of Renegade Ops. No, really. "A lot of inspiration came from looking at Shadow Complex and what they did to the Super Metroid mechanics,” he said. “We wanted to do something similar, using old school mechanics created with the looks of today."
Renegade Ops is due out at some point later this year and is slated for release across PC digital download, Xbox Live Arcade, and PSN.