There used to be a point in time where you’d have to wade through a pool of World War II shooters just to find a FPS set in space or in the heydays of the Wild West. Now there’s not a World War II shooter in sight, until the recent announcement of Battalion 1944.
“Battalion 1944 recaptures the core of classic multiplayer shooters and propels WW2 into the next generation,” developer Bulkhead Interactive explains. “Battalion 1944 utilizes the most advanced industry technology to create a visceral and heart-thumping multiplayer experience that has been crafted by the designers who have grown up playing Medal of Honor and Call of Duty 2.”
Battalion’s Kickstarter has already garnered over $100,000 and plans to release on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4. If they reach their goal on Kickstarter, they also plan on putting $100,000 of their own funds into developing the game.
According to the Kickstarter, the game is described as an “infantry based first person shooter with an emphasis on raw skill.” Playing consistently earns players skins, cosmetics, attachments, and new weapons. Their combat system, however, will be as balanced as possible, meaning that those that have spent more time or money on the game won’t have a combat advantage, promoting anyone to join in at anytime.