While here at Mods “R” Us, we are having a blast with Call Of Duty WWII, Destiny 2 and even dabbling in a little Battlefront 2. We have an eye on next year and so far not a ton of first person shooters have been announced, but one we have kept a very close eye on is Battalion 1944.
If the name sounds familiar, it is because it was a highly publicized Kickstarter game, do not freak out or worry, it was funded in just a few days. While this is a new company making the game, the majority of the team have worked on AAA titles in the past.
What we know so far about Battalion 1944 is that it is going to be an online game that focusses on 5 vs 5 matches. The team wants to keep this as old school as possible so from what they have said it seems like there is no cheating, pay to win or anything like that. The term they use is “raw skill” and that sounds very interesting to us. It sounds rather bare bones at the moment, but we think that is part of the appeal of this game. It is stripping away much of the garbage that has been added to first person shooters over the last decade and is going for something that is more simple, straightforward and fun.
Early access for Battalion 1944 is coming in early 2018 and the game is going to be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is well worth keeping a closer eye on if you love old school first person shooters.