Sony Online announces free-to-play shooter Bullet Run

Sony Online has plans to release yet another free-to-play first person shooter to the marketplace. This time the game is titled Bullet Run and, in an unusual move for Sony Online, the game is being developed not by one of its own teams but by a third-party development studio called Acony Games. Indeed, the same team previously announced the same game in 2011 under another title, Hedone.

Bullet Run's premise is that contestants shoot each other in matches as part of a near future version of a reality TV show. The show allows its players to "die" but then have their consciousness placed into a new body so they can continue shooting each other. Bullet Run promises to offer PC gamers lots of customization options for weapons, character looks and more.

It will also let players earn "Kill Skills" for some extra bonuses such as "damage heals, berserker mode, enemy-trapping robots, aerial ammo attacks, devastating mini-gun action and more." The game is scheduled to launch sometime in the summer of 2012.

Sony Online previously released the sci-fi MMO shooter Planetside and it is currently working on a sequel to that game. It also worked on yet another shooter, a super-spy themed game named The Agency, but Sony Online cancelled its development in 2011.

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And besides, the same model works for TF2, doesn't it?

It's not an MMO any more than TF2 is.

The difference between Hedone/Bullet Run and either TF2 (or the original TF, for that matter) is that Hedone/BR is closer to the original Team Fortress model-wise as opposed to TF2's more "toonish" character model. (However, like TF2, neither game takes itself very seriously.)

The very fact that it's F2P means that, other than drive space, it can co-exist with other F2P games (including TF2, Warface, etc.).

Kelxin said,
Its Sony, come on now. They don't innovate, they copy and sue.

"in an unusual move for Sony Online, the game is being developed not by one of its own teams but by a third-party development studio called Acony Games. Indeed, the same team previously announced the same game in 2011 under another title, Hedone."

All they did was pick it up. Not sure what you're upset over.