Cut-scenesAll the "cut-scenes" in the game are rendered in the game engine itself. While this is nothing really new (Starsiege did that long before Secret Ops), it was a first for an Origin game.
Release historySecret Ops was distributed for free over internet, being one of the earliest games that was split into several downloads that were released at different times. Starting August 27th, 1998, when the basic game files and the first missions were released, a new episode containing six to eight missions was made available weekly over a period of seven weeks. These missions, were activated with a code you received when you finished the last mission of the previous download. Fiction leading in to a new episode was released on the Secret Ops website a few days prior to the actual episode release. The scheduled releases ended on October 31st, 1998.
Information also contributed by Kasey Chang, Zzap