News – Battalion 1944 takes the FPS back to World War 2
The realistic World War 2 shooter is a dying breed, with only the likes of the Sniper Elite series keeping it alive, but now another developer is working on a multiplayer FPS with the period as its backdrop. Many of the people behind the game grew up with the likes of Call of Duty and Medal of Honor in a time before the respective publishers decided to abandon World War 2 and move their series’ into the modern day.
Battalion 1944 is in the works at Bulkhead Interactive, and the developer is seemingly striving for ultimate authenticity with the game. This means that there are real weapons from the time, and people from Bulkhead have visited some of the real world locations which are featured in the game. Maps include the likes of the streets of Carentan and the forests of Bastogne.
The playable motion captured soldiers in the game will be customisable. You’ll be able to add engravings to your weapons, customize your insignia as well as your uniform.
The game is skill based, as Bulkhead don’t believe in overpowered unlockables. The combat is also said to be very well balanced, as the developer has taken a look at hundreds of multiplayer shooters, seeing what works and what doesn’t.
The game will include tried and tested classic multiplayer modes such as Capture the Flag, deathmatch, and domination, although Bulkhead are also in the process of creating new modes for the game. They will also be listening to any suggestions from the community.
If you are interested in Battalion 1944 being a reality, then the game currently has a Kickstarter campaign up and running, which can be found here. Bulkhead have a £100,000 goal to reach, but they are aiming to put £100,000 of their own cash into the development pot as well.
Battalion 1944 is currently scheduled for release in May 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.