Now in its seventh season, the immensely popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series shows no signs of slowing down, and with well over 2 million copies of the video game series sold to date, the license is holding strong on PC as well. The latter trend looks set to continue, as today Ubisoft and CBS announced production of the next game in the series, CSI: Hard Evidence.
Hard Evidence will once again be developed by Telltale Games, who debuted with the last CSI game, 3 Dimensions of Murder. The new game is the fifth in the series overall, but the fourth to be set in Vegas, and will once again see players joining Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows, and other members of the original CSI cast in solving crimes using realistic investigative techniques and hi-tech equipment. According to today's press release, Hard Evidence will feature "forensic reconstructions and atmospheric crime scenes taken directly from the television show, including an all-new garage lab for analyzing large evidence such as cars and boats, improved evidence gathering, review and lab mini-games, and more areas to explore, resulting in longer play experiences."
CSI: Hard Evidence is currently scheduled for release in spring 2007.