Atomic Games has announced Breach, a class-based multiplayer shooter for the Xbox Live Arcade. Looking every bit the modern military action game, Breach combines cover-based gunplay with destructible environments. The game will launch with four maps with another two scheduled to follow soon thereafter.
Atomic Games allegedly suffered a breach of its own while exhibiting the game at Boston’s recent PAX East event. Company president Peter Tamte told Joystiq that a convention goer copied around 16MB of the game’s code to his laptop before being discovered and arrested. The young man has denied the claims.
For a studio specialising in historical military simulations, Atomic hits the headlines with surprising regularity. The developer’s previous game was Six Days in Fallujah, a controversial shooter set during the ongoing war in Iraq. Following intense debate as to the morality of the project, Konami reversed its decision to publish. Eleven months later, it still hasn’t seen the light of day. Breach looks to be on safer ground. Look for it in winter.