Battalion 1944 has been announced for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Developed by Bulkhead Interactive, the goal of this game is to bring back the glory days of early COD and Medal of Honor. A world where skills are required and paid for content is not an end all be all of the genre.
“We’re stripping out unbalanced unlocks, over-powered abilities, just to try and reinstate the fun and the skill of the game,” says executive producer, Joe Brammer
The unlock system will consist mostly of customization such as uniforms, gun engravings and clan tags. The game also uses real-world locations for maps such as Carentan.
Battalion 1944 will have multiple seasons through Battlerank – Bulkhead’s global competition system. Each season, players will be able to participate in events to earn cosmetic rewards for their avatar, weapons, or accessories (none of which have a bearing in-game).
“At Bulkhead Interactive, we’ve all grown up playing classic shooters like COD2 and Medal of Honor,” Joe Brammer.
“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.”
The game has started a Kickstarter to try and bring this dream to life.