Though the group may have offered up an extended look at Verdun's Fort Douaumont on YouTube just a few days ago, the developers are eager to announce the next step in the WW1 Game Series - Tannenberg: Eastern Front.
Coming from both studios typically known for their work on Verdun - Blackmill Games and M2H, Tannenburg is their next joint operation.
Sticking closely with the World War 1 setting of their past game, Tannenberg is another realistic shooter. Focusing on the skirmishes between the Russian Empire and the Central Powers along Eastern Europe, they're said to have chosen a setting long-forgotten in portrayals of the Great War. Set to release later this year, we're being told to stand by for more information. But that doesn't mean there isn't any to go off right now.
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Tannenberg will pit the feuding sides against each other in combat similar to that of its predecessor. This standalone title switches out the Western Front with that of the Eastern Front - consisting of various landscapes and versatile climates. An thus unnamed game mode will see 32+ players battle it out across open fields, burned villages, mountainous regions, dense forests and snowy grasslands - meaning there should be a good deal more strategy necessary for each match-up. Realism is key once again, with each side having weapons carefully selected for their historical accuracy. Mobile combat was a big thing on the Eastern Front.
While both Tannenberg and Verdun are linked across the shared timeline of the First World War, they're separate entities when it comes to purchase. You don't need one to play the other. Check out the announcement trailer down below and wait inside the trenches for more info. You might want to keep your boots dry, though. Trench-foot was a very real problem back then.