Special Force Online (SF), the online free-to-play first person shooter developed by South Korean developer Dragonfly games, is apparently launching (again) due to insistent public demand. The game will now be under the banner of PlayPark, Inc. publisher of the games’ current sequel Special Force 2.
While the sequel provides a richer graphic and environmental immersion, Pinoy gamers still clamored for the good ol days of quick FPS battles with the original SF – think of it as how players are still going over the old Counter-Strike maps even though CS:GO is blazing such a hot trail now. Nostalgia, folks, nostalgia.
The news first broke through various rumors and news tidbits dropping in before ESGS 2016 happened. Speculation finally came to an end when Playpark Inc. took to stage on October 28 and announced the imminent return of the popular shooter.
What they didn’t announce was the launch date details which Playpark, Inc. happily shared with friends from the media (well, sort of). Officially the Closed Beta Test (CBT) is slated this November 24, 2016. Once it goes on a CBT, it usually takes just a few weeks (depending on possible bug and server issues) before the publisher opens it to an Open Beta Test and then the Public Launch.
From the press presentation as well, Playpark revealed that upon launch they want to hit the ground running with a series of tournaments and eventually including the game on their major eSports Tournament roster.
The press got a chance to fiddle with the game through a mini tourney organized by Playpark during the presscon event. We took a few photos just so you guys can see how intense and focused everyone else was.
Playpark ensured SF fans that there will be loads to look forward to come 2017. SF Philippines Championship – Road to Special Force World Championship—is slated to join Playpark’s yearly summer tournament series – the Playpark All Stars. They also said that they will be setting up various leagues all year round to keep both rookies and pros on their toes.
If you are/ were one of the many who enjoyed the original Special Force game, do check out Playpark’s official channels for news and more info.