OFP: Resistance is a new expansion pack being produced by Bohemia Interactive Studios. It was first hinted at in January 2002, when Codemasters revealed in this PC Zone article that they would be publishing a new OFP expansion pack, to be released on June 28, 2002.
Towards the end of February 2002, BIS opened OFP Resistance's official WEB site. In April, Codemasters opened their own Resistance site.
Based on Codemasters' initial press release, highlights of the expansion pack include:
Unlike the original 1985 Cold War Crisis Campaign and the more recent Red Hammer Campaign, where you play the US NATO and Russian sides respectively, in Resistance you'll be playing on the side of the local natives, that is, as a resistance fighter against the invading Russian forces.
On February 24 2002, Viktor Bocan, BIS' chief designer of the Resistance expansion pack, gave this exclusive interview to Tiscali Games, of the Czech Republic. However, the article didn't reveal anything we didn't know already.
Then, in late March, articles and some new pictures began appearing at various game sites: WorthPlaying, Gameport CZ and XGR. These articles allude to the fact that BIS is incorporating an in-game server browser, which might joyfully mean that you will no longer need to connect to Gamespy and other programs to find MP games.
Another improvement that OFP Resistance will bring is the ability to retain supplies, ammo, equipment and AI team mates from one campaign mission to the next.
No details have been released yet on what new weapon models will be available. It does appear, however, that OFP Resistance will introduce handguns into the game. One of the new pictures in the above-mentioned articles shows a resistance fighter in civilian clothing with a shoulder holster. There will also be bridges running across rivers and streams.
More pre-release articles about OFP Resistance can be found at:
If you want the latest pre-release in-games screen pics of OFP Resistance, you can download these from Codemasters and view new mission and cutscene pics on BIS' Resistance picture page.