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Tactical Intervention beta to begin in Europe May 6

The long-in-development multiplayer shooter Tactical Intervention, after a fairly long period of silence, is now starting to show signs of life. The game, designed by the co-creator of the original Counter-Strike Minh Le, is now scheduled to begin beta testing for European gamers on May 6.

The game, which features multiplayer teams of terrorists versus counter-terrorists, was first revealed in the fall of 2009. In 2010, a closed beta test began for the US but shut down without the game itself launching. Now people in Europe can start signing up for their own closed beta test on the game's official web site.

[Via Blue's News]

Tactical Intervention release date now up in the air

You may remember that back in late 2009 we reported on Tactical Intervention, a new first person shooter which was being developed by Minh Le, one of the original co-creators of Counter-Strike. The game's publisher, FIX Korea, held two periods of closed beta testing for the game in 2010.

Since then, however, info about the game's status has been slim to none. Big Download contacted FIX Korea for an update on Tactical Intervention's progress. Its spokesperson told us via email, "We have been solving various issues of development for quality game after (closed beta test) for North America. The release date for game has not been set yet." Naturally we will be keeping an eye out for any future info on the game.

Tactical Intervention to launch European beta test later in 2010

It's been a while since we have gotten an update on Tactical Intervention, the upcoming multiplayer shooter created by Minh Le. the co-creator of Counter-Strike. Today the European publisher of the game Mayn Interactive announced that a closed beta test for the game will launch in that part of the world sometime before the end of 2010.

The game had a US closed beta test earlier this year but since then there's been no real word on when the game will launch in this country. There's also no word on what kind of content European beta testers will be getting for their own beta test.

Tactical Intervention launches registration for second closed beta test

It's been a couple of months since the first closed beta test for Tactical Intervention ended. This week the upcoming multiplayer shooter created by Minh Le, the person behind the original Counter-Strike, is taking registrations for the second phase of closed beta testing. The game's publisher FIX Korea has also relaunched the game's official web site.

There's still no clear word on when the second closed beta test will begin, much less when the full game itself will be released. It seems like the development team is taking its time with the game and for good reason since it will certainly be compared up, down and sideways with Counter-Strike.

Interview: Counter-Strike's creator talks about new game Tactical Intervention

In 1999 a team based multiplayer mode for Valve's first person shooter Half-Life was first released to the public. The creation of Minh "Gooseman" Le the mod was called Counter-Strike and its design (terrorist vs counter-terrorists in round-based gameplay) was an instant hit online. In fact the original version of the game continues to be one of the most played online shooters on the internet 11 years after the first beta mod version was released. In 2000 Valve bought the rights to the mod and turned the game into a commercial title later that year. In December 2008 Valve announced that the commercial version of Counter-Strike had sold a total of 4.2 million units in retail stores (the numbers do not include copies sold via Valve's Steam service).

Le was hired by Valve (along with Counter-Strike's co-creator Jess Cliffe) after the rights to Counter-Strike were bought by the developer. However after working at Valve for several years Le decided to leave Valve to work on an all new game. Working with developers in South Korea, the fruits of his efforts have resulted in Tactical Intervention, a Source Engine based multiplayer shooter that's being published by FIX Korea and will enter closed beta testing in the US on May 28.

In one of the first interviews about the game, Le talks about leaving Valve, the differences between Counter-Strike and Tactical Intervention and other topics.

Tactical Intervention beta sign-ups begin; beta launches May 28

As promised earlier this week the official Tactical Intervention web site is now offering folks a chance to try out the next multiplayer shooter from Minh "Gooseman' Le, the creator of the original Counter-Strike. The site has also posted up a YouTube video showing off gameplay from the title for the first time. You can check out the video after the jump

At the moment the closed beta test is scheduled to begin on May 28. The game's minimal and recommended hardware requirements are listed below:

Minimal requirements
CPU: Intel P4-2.0 or AMD CPU of the same capacity
RAM: 1 GB or above
VGA: ATI RADEON 9200,NVIDIA Geforce 6200
OS: Windows XP
Recommended requirements
CPU Intel P4-2.4C or AMD CPU of the same capacity
RAM: 1 GB or above
VGA: ATI RADEON 9550, NVIDIA Geforce 7200
OS: Windows XP or Vista

Tactical Intervention to start closed beta sign-up on May 14

Several months ago we reported that the creator of the original Counter-Strike, Minh "Gooseman" Lee, was working on an all new multiplayer shooter called Tactical Intervention. This morning we received a press release from the game's publisher FIX Korea announcing that the game's North American web site has launched and that they will take sign ups for a closed beta test on May 14

The closed beta is expected to last two to three months before the game itself is release later this year. The game's European publisher Mayn Interactive will also have their own closed beta which will run around the same time. As we have reported before Tactical Intervention is like Counter-Strike in that it involves team play with terrorists and counter-terrorists. It will have some new features such as better AI civilians and support for using dogs, helicopters and more.

More info on Counter-Strike creator's next game Tactical Intervention

A few months ago, word got out that Minh "Gooseman" Lee, the lead creator of Counter-Strike, was working on an all new multiplayer shooter called Tactical Intervention. Today a little more info, as well as some new screenshots, from the new game has been revealed by the game's publisher FIX Korea.

Like Counter-Strike, Tactical Intervention will feature players controlling teams of terrorists and counter-terrorists in matches that will have some new features such as improved hostage AI and support for K9 units. FIX Korea has licenced the game to be published in the US and Europe and the game is expected to go into beta sometime in the first half of 2010.

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