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Eidos is Rad Man?

by Billy Berghammer - April 20, 1999, 10:18 pm PDT
Source: Nintendojo

mmmmmm.....Goldeneye + N2000. ::drool::

This may be a rumor, but Nintendojo has a little blurb about Eidos. Can you smell goldeneye-ish things on the N2000? I think you could...

Eidos has signed upstart company Free Radical Design to a development deal. Free Radical was formed earlier this year by former members of the team that created the blockbuster Goldeneye 007 for the N64. Rumor has it that Eidos might have their eyes set on N64 or N2000 development

A bit more of this can be found on IGN64:

Eidos Interactive announced today that it has signed a deal with newly formed development house Free Radical Design to publish the game-maker's first batch of software. Here's where things get interesting. It seems that Free Radical Design is composed of a number of former members of Rare's Goldeneye 007 team and the software house is planning to release its first game in the year 2001 for at least one of the next generation consoles. According to an Eidos-issued press-release, the talent behind Free Radical Design has more than 18 years of experience in all aspects of game design.

"Although Free Radical Design is a new name, its team certainly doesn't need introduction -- their record speaks for itself," says Ian Livingstone, chairman of Eidos. "Details of the new titles can't be released yet. However the concepts are quite outstanding and their technology will take full advantage of new console hardware. I can't wait to play their games."

Exactly what members of the Goldeneye team have defected to Free Radical Design is still unknown, as is just how many people the startup developer encapsulates.

Free Radical Design, meanwhile, isn't in any hurry to fill anybody in. The developer's official, virtually naked website reads: You may not know the name. You may not know the number. But you know us…

Meanwhile, Rare's Perfect Dark, which we assume is being worked on by the other "Goldeneye team," is expected to show in playable form at next month's E3.

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