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5TH Cell's Shooter Hybrid Getting Delayed Until 2012

by Jeff Cork on May 12, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Scribblenauts developer 5TH Cell have announced that they're delaying the upcoming shooter Hybrid, pushing the Xbox Live Arcade title out to a 2012 release. In a statement, the studio's CEO says the decision was made because the team wanted the time to incorporate feedback they received after showing it off at the 2011 Game Developers Conference.

“Hybrid was very well received this past GDC; people really seemed to enjoy it,” said CEO and creative director Jeremiah Slaczka, “but with an additional year, we can take what we've learned and really drill down on our ideas to hopefully transform this game into something great.” With the extra time, 5TH Cell wants to create the highest quality title possible. “At 5TH Cell, our goal is to strive toward making the best titles we can, with the extra time we can make quality a focus."

Hybrid is a third-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world. Player side with one of two factions, either the Paladin or the Variant. Battles take place in a persistent world, allowing factions to take over territories. One of the more innovative twists is that players earn special points for getting kills, which can be spent to summon AI controlled allies. For more info on the game, visit the official Hybrid site.