News: Apparently TimeSplitters 3 isn't the only thing the Free Radical boys are working on right now.
Fresh off the heels of their TimeSplitters 3 announcement, Free Radical Design has announced that they are deep into development of Second Sight, an action game featuring a character with psychic abilities.
Going head to head with Midway's similarly themed Psi-Ops, Second Sight will feature "an immersive thriller storyline with paranormal psychic abilities, stealthy exploration and intense shooter action."
John Vattic awakens from a coma in a sinister US medical facility where he has been subjected to traumatic surgery and experimentation. His body and mind are broken, he doesn't know his name, he can't remember his past, all he knows is that his only hope for survival is to escape and unravel the mystery that has led to his imprisonment. Finding fragments of the past reveals his previous involvement in a covert military mission investigating psychic research in Siberia...
Haunted by flashbacks, tormented by his powers and gripped by the fear that he may have been somehow to blame for what happened in Siberia, John Vattic begins searching for survivors from the failed expedition and uncovers a fatal chain of events leading to a sinister conspiracy and sickening abuse of power.
The Director of Free Radical, David Doak, even hinted at the fact that Second Sight may become a long running series for the company "Second Sight realises our ambitions to create exciting fresh IP [Intellectual Property] and innovate in a new genre. It brings together great gameplay and a compelling story - everyone at Free Radical is really excited about this one."
Steve Ellis, Director of Free Radical, says "Second Sight marks an important step in the expansion of Free Radical. The company has grown to two talented teams, developing two great original products. We've come a long way in 5 years."
Second Sight is being developed for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube and is currently scheduled for a To Be Announced 2004 release.