WILL GALLEON EVER
Copyright 2002 www.totalgames.net
[ April 23rd 2002 ]
press release from Virgin INTERactive has revealed
that the long-awaited Galleon has been delayed
yet again - this time until December. Developed
by Confounding Factor, the company founded by
Lara Croft designer Toby Gard, Galleon looks set
to revive many of the features that made Tomb
Raider such a success, while adding a selection
of new features such as tactile textures.
new way of using textures makes your Character
control differently depending on what you’re touching.
For example: rocks with moss may be slippery,
but you can grab the moss to clime. The latest
footage we've [totalgames.net] seen of Galleon
certainly indicates that the delay is needed.
Much of the imagery was surprisingly crude, with
lots of slowdown and frame rate drops. The extra
few months should give the developers the time
they need to tie up these loose ends.