They (official typeset "THEY") was a first-person shooter mystery game which was slated to support DirectX 10 features. It was under development by Metropolis Software, but when CD Projekt purchased them development was halted.
Set in the year 2012, gamers will take the role of a soldier in England, who works with his comrade, a pilot. Terrorism has become a major problem; however, that changes when mysterious robots attack. The machines' intentions are unknown but the player soon discovers aliens called Phantoms are controlling them.
The demonstration video revealed that some of the machines are controlled by aliens known as Phantoms, who give them a greater level of initiative and intelligence. The Phantom possessed machines are easily distinguishable from ordinary machines by their red-colored form.
The single player campaign is up to twelve hours long with a story driven setting. Multiplayer consists of deathmatch and team deathmatch missions.
One of the distinctive elements of the game is the option to modify player's weapon with the components they collect. This feature, known as the "Weapons Tuning System", allows players to adjust their weaponry for the role they will face in the future.
Polish publisher CD Projekt has suspended production on They, a first-person shooter for PC, PS3 and 360. Developer Metropolis Software will be put to work on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings instead.
"Due to tough economy, we had to put They on hold, as we have decided to allocate all resources to the [The Witcher 2|next Witcher game] in production," Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of CD Projekt, told BigDownload (via VG247).
- "The game will feature a story driven single player mode with many different characters to speak and act with – it will have a playtime of around 20 hours" and "Unique Weapon system"
- News : CD Projekt suspends FPS They stop development. Metropolis Software, eurogamer (January 29, 2010). Retrieved on February 10, 2010