Now here’s something you probably weren’t expecting to see this morning. Over at the official PlayStation Blog Sony has lifted the lid on No Man’s Land, an all-new free to play shooter from the folks at Edinburgh-based VEEMEE. However, it’s not Sony’s continual dedication to F2P gaming that stands out; despite having the appearance of your typical downloadable shooter, No Man’s Land is actually the newest update to PlayStation Home.
Adopting a third person perspective, two teams of four will go head to ahead across two modes, including your bog-standard team deathmatch and “salvage.” The gameplay borrows heavily from pioneering third person shooters such as Gears of War, though VEEMEE had added a unique flare to the time-tested cover system. Whilst fleeing or tracking down opponents, in No Man’s Land players can pre-plan their route across the map using a cover queuing system.
Players won’t be allowed to run around wearing the number of wacky costume pieces picked up over the years, though the freemium shooter does import your avatar’s core physical attributes. Customisation will come in the form of weapon loadouts and a variety of armour combinations. For those willing to part with their cash, Commerce Points will also be made available to purchase additional items and equipment.
It’s worth pointing out that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen an F2P shooter surface in PlayStation Home. Last year, we were introduced to Bootleggers, a frantic arcade shooter that failed to inspire, showcasing wonky controls and awkward shooting mechanics. We’re hoping No Man’s Land fares better.
Source: Official PlayStation Blog