Battalion 1944, the WW2 online shooter that aims to recreate classic Call of Duty and Medal of Honor games is out now on Steam Early Access.
You can check out Battalion 1944 on Steam here, where it costs the very reasonable £11.99/€14.99/$14.99. Developer Bulkhead Interactive have aimed to recreate the competitive feel of classic FPSs from the late '90s/early '00s, just with modern conveniences and graphics technology.
Joe Brammer, Studio Lead at Bulkhead Interactive, says:
"It’s no exaggeration that Battalion 1944 is the game I’ve always wanted to make. We’ve enjoyed success at Bulkhead before, but we’re all gamers who grew up playing the best FPS games, so the idea of making one that stripped things back to the competitive nature of the shooters of old has been a dream come true."
Bulkhead Interactive previously developed The Turing Test, a puzzle game we quite enjoyed that did quite well for the studio - and was also published by Square Enix, who are again releasing Battalion 1944 under the Square Enix Collective label. Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix Limited, added:
"For us, Battalion 1944 represents a step into an entirely new genre. Square Enix Collective was set up with the intention of releasing indie games from a wide range of studios working on a diverse line up of titles, and Battalion 1944 and its focus on an old school FPS ethic is something we’ve never done before. We’re sure it’s going to be a major asset in our line-up for years to come."
Battalion 1944 had a successful Kickstarter campaign, so there should be a built-in audience for the game. It just had a recent successful beta and backers have been playing it for a little while now.
We previously spoke to Joe Brammer at Bulkhead where he confirmed the game would have Loot Crates, which he says is to fund development and additional features for the game, and are an "entirely optional layer that will not affect the gameplay experience"
Battalion 1944 is out now and costs £11.99/€14.99/$14.99.