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What is The Crossing?

Valve and Arkane, the developer of Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, are working on a mysterious new project called The Crossing, which will fuse the worlds of single and multiplayer to create "crossplayer." Details are scarce but if you act now you can treat your eyes to the first footage (opens in new tab), courtesy of YouTube.

Powered by Valve's Source engine - which provided the smart visuals and physics action of Half-Life 2 - The Crossing has yet to be officially announced, but that hasn't stopped forumites predicting the depths of the game's secrets. For our part, the most promising idea is an anti-cooperative mode, with you and a rival battling as two opposing characters in a fully fledged story.

We'll be slipping into Valve's inner sanctum to hunt out the first gameplay information as soon as possible, so watch this webspace.

January 9, 2007

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.