Black for the PS2 was the brainchild of one Stuart Black, who recently teamed up with Codemasters to create a spiritual sequel of sorts in Bodycount .

But Black won't be sticking around for the final retail unveiling. As reported by GamerZines , Black will be leaving Codemasters in October, well before his new game is scheduled to hit store shelves in 2011. Evidently, he's just done with the job: "Having created a great vision and direction for Bodycount , Stuart has decided to move on after three years with us," said a Codemasters representative. The rep goes on to say Black will stay on "through the transition period" but the rumor is that he's leaving due to some sort of internal strife. Bodycount 's creative director, Black and been pretty vocal during the course of the game's development, once telling OXM that most FPSs were "f***ing boring." He also made headlines by revealing that Lady Gaga and JJ Abrams acted as influences on the game in question…although we're not entirely sure how such people influenced the development.

Well, anyway, Bodycount will release for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 early next year. We're not exactly overwhelmed by the media we've seen thus far but to be fair, that was early footage. …even so, we admit to being much more intrigued by People Can Fly's Bulletstorm .

P.S. Black is taking some flak for this, as you can see here . Pretty rough.

Related Game(s): Bodycount

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Jawknee
Jawknee
12 years ago

Has CodeMaster's put out any good games this generation? the only game i know of is Operation Flash Point and that bombed hard.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

DiRT.

ABUrabad
ABUrabad
12 years ago

you cant miss a great game like dirt

Jawknee
Jawknee
12 years ago

Ha, i missed it. I'll check it out. Thanks guys.

shaydey77
shaydey77
12 years ago

I thought Grid was pretty good too. Although no trophy support. (I'm pretty sure codemasters made it.)

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
12 years ago

The only Codemasters games I've enjoyed were Grid and Dirt 2. Never got the chance to play Dirt but I heard it was great.

StangMan80
StangMan80
12 years ago

Dirt is so Awesome, I can't wait for Dirt 3.

Nickjcal
Nickjcal
12 years ago

i honestly didnt like dirt 2. Dirt just was more fun the rally was more present there.

ABUrabad
ABUrabad
12 years ago

ok iv just seen the game's trailer and what i can be sure a bout that the graphics are awful ,
i cant see anything good about that game

Xombito
Xombito
12 years ago

Honestly, Codemasters hasn't put out any good FPS this gen. In fact they have put out some of the worst. Turning Point, Clive Barker's Jehrico (although I kind of liked that one). I don't know there's probablly another one as well.

RobiinzZ
RobiinzZ
12 years ago

i think they should stick to racing games, since i really enjoyed dirt 2 and grid.

Not a fan of the shooters they've made.

StangMan80
StangMan80
12 years ago

I agree the Dirt franchise it strong and a lot of people want a second Grid.
They need to work on the sequels for Grid and Dirt, I'll buy both for full price on the same day.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

I'm sure somehow Kotick is involved.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

He paid him to leave early and kill the game before he left.

CharlesD
CharlesD
12 years ago

Doubt this game will be drawing any attention, unless it's just really that bad.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

He left to avoid the bad press this game is gonna get. He is right though, most FPS are fu*king boring.

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

You may be preaching to the choir, but I don't mind, sing it loud, sing it proud.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

well yeah, its not like I said "all" just most.

Godslim
Godslim
12 years ago

mmmmm not looking good….i loved black on ps2 tho

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

If the visionary for the game can't stick around to finish it, he must not have thought much of it to begin with. Not willing to finish what ya started it can't be that important.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
12 years ago

I think Bodycount and Bulletstorm should swap names.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

Well since Stuart Black is leaving before his games is even finished makes me think that he's not happy with Codemasters, and that they were meddling with his game.

And unless he was canceling it, then why else would someone just walk away from their own vision before it's even done?

The way I see it, the body count for "Bodycount" is standing at 2 before it's even finished.

(FYI, The game's executive producer Tom Gillo, who also worked with Stuart Black on the game "Black", has already left, not citing any reason either).

___________
___________
12 years ago

extremely disappointed!
i had such high hopes for this since black seems to be the only guy who can make a proper shooter!
BLACK was such a amazing game for its time, even today its still the best shooter out there!
theres a reason why people were calling it gun porn!
hopefully this does not effect the game, and it rises to its potential and becomes a worthy successor to black.

daizycutter
daizycutter
12 years ago

we all want manhunt on the playstation move!!

there ive said it

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

Me too!

And don't go sissying it the f*ck up, like they did on MH2 when cave in to the self-righteous, safety-nanny, lil sniveling cry-babies.

Nickjcal
Nickjcal
12 years ago

This game really didnt impress me when i saw it at E3. Just another fast paced shoot em up game with orbs to collect wooptie freakin doo. Sounds like a FPS linear edition of crackdown in a way.