Battalion 1944 announce the comeback of WWII shooters?


Good old days, when WWII shooters were a thing and none even care about modern or futuristic shooters, but then, with introduction of COD 4: Modern Warfare, everything changed.

Today, few years later, the situation is completely opposite. Everyone is now doing modern or futuristic shooters and by the quaility of the games we get every year, I think it’s time to go back to the roots. To the glory and golden days of the FPS genre.

Battalion 1944 is a brave attempt for now, to bring back those good old days. The game, Battalion 1944, is a multiplayer shooter from UK studio Bulkhead Interactive that aims to capture the “core of classic multiplayer shooters” while using the “most advanced industry technology.”

Battalion 1944 runs on Unreal Engine 4 and lets you fight in real-world places such as Carentan and Bastogne. Some of the weapons include the Kar98, M1 Garand, and Thompson.

“In short, Battalion 1944 is an infantry-based first person shooter with an emphasis on raw skill,” Bulkhead said. “No grinding, no exosuits,’ just you and your skill as a player.”

Battalion 1944 will also offer a feature called BattleRank, which is a global competition system. You have the option of joining a battalion and then competing in a season to earn cosmetic rewards for your character, weapons, and accessories.

In the announcement video, developers also explain that Battalion 1944 will use dedicated servers and employ anti-cheat measures in an effort to create as fair a playing field as possible.

Bulkhead is raising money for Battalion 1944 on Kickstarter, asking for £100,000 to get the project off the ground. Funding just started today, February 2, and closes on March 3. You can guarantee yourself a copy of the game, which is expected to launch in May 2017, by pledging at least £13. Head to the Kickstarter page to see all of the other pledge tiers and rewards.

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