Derek Smart Talks Line of Defense

Derek Smart talks about Line of Defense and what sets it apart from games like PlanetSide and EVE.

Whether you like him or not, Derek Smart isn’t a man that’s afraid to speak his mind. Speaking with Rock, Paper, Shotgun (RPS), Smart discussed his upcoming Line of Defense title and what he believes sets it apart from games like PlanetSide, Firefall and EVE Online when it comes to combat.

In Line of Defense, you can do combat in fighters in space, around a planet, you can dock with star stations in space and fight your way through them, and the same thing in a derelict carrier. Firefall is dedicated towards resource collection and stats and all that, Line of Defense is purely about combat.

Smart also referred to the space aspects of Star Wars: The Old Republic and EVE Online as “rubbish” and he doesn’t appear to have high expectations for DUST 514, EVE Online’s FPS tie-in.

Dust 514, that’s just going to fail. There’s no ifs, maybes or buts about it.

Smart went on to talk more about the development and gameplay of Line of Defense. The launch of the MMOFPS was delayed last year to allow more work on the new engine, but Smart expects to release the title this June.

You can read Smart's full interview at RPS and view the new trailer after the break via PC Gamer.

Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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