The current generation of gaming has not seen a World War II shooter in the style of early Medal of Honor or Call of Duty games in a good while. British developer Bulkhead Interactive hopes to change that with their new game Battalion 1944. The developer hopes to make the WWII shooter of this generation and aims to make a multiplayer experience as great as those early online shooters.
The game is being stripped of unbalanced unlocks, but players will be able to unlock customization options: gun engraving, clan insignias, and different uniforms. The streets of Carentan and the forests of Bastogne have been used to bring the most realistic World War II environment to life, as well as motion capture for all animations. There will be multiple seasons called Battlerank in
Battalion 1944, in which players can earn various cosmetic awards.
Executive Producer Joe Brammer emphasizes the focus of community the developer hopes to bring to the game:
“It’s been a decade since we last saw a great WW2 First Person Shooter and I think the genre’s resurgence is long overdue. We’re focusing on community driven development. We want to work with passionate community of players who have a strong connection to the genre like we do.”
— Joe Brammer
Battalion 1944 is set to release for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can support the game’s development from its Kickstarter page.
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