Call of Duty and every other big shooter franchise may have moved away from World War II, but clearly gamers haven’t. Battalion 1944, a new competitive WWII shooter, managed to hit its crowdfunding goal of £100,000 ($142,577) in less than three days.
An “infantry based first person shooter with an emphasis on raw skill,” Battalion 1944 didn’t even have stretch goals yet. In an update on the game’s Kickstarter yesterday, before the goal was passed, developer Bulkhead Interactive promised they were working on stretch goals and would update everyone as soon as they were ready.
“We’ve been totally overwhelmed by your response to the Kickstarter campaign. We knew this is something we wanted to make but to have the love for the WW2 shooter genre validated by so many people in such a short amount of time is incredible.”
At the time of writing, Battalion 1944 sits at over £122,000 ($174,870).
Battalion 1944 is being developed in Unreal Engine 4 and the team hopes to bring it to PC, PS4, and Xbox One.