Battalion 1944

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Battalion 1944
Battalion 1944 pre-release Steam header.jpg
Developer(s)Bulkhead Interactive
Publisher(s)Square Enix Collective[1]
Producer(s)Joe Brammer
Designer(s)David Jones
Programmer(s)Kevin Chandler, James Tatum
Artist(s)Howard Philpott, Alex Korakitis, Kieron White, Nathan Knight, Faye Smith, Adriel Lamam, James McCarthy, Tomasz Marczak
Composer(s)Pitstop Productions
EngineUnreal Engine 4
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release1 February 2018 (Steam Early Access)
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Mode(s)Multiplayer

Battalion 1944 is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game published by Square Enix and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game was announced via a Kickstarter campaign on February 3, 2016.[2] The game is set during World War II and runs on Unreal Engine 4. The game is one of the first from studio Bulkhead Interactive, a studio composed of former AAA developers.[3] Bulkhead Interactive is itself a collaborative effort between companies Deco Digital and Bevel Studios, who previously published Pneuma: Breath of Life together.[4] The game's crowdfunding campaign was successfully funded in under three days.[5]

Development[edit]

In the announcement of Battalion 1944, the developers stated that the game will feature dedicated servers while making use of certain anti-cheat measures.[6] The online portion of the game will be heavily skill-based and the developers assured that any unlockables will not give competitive edges to players.[7] The game was released to Steam Early Access on 1 February 2018.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skrebels, Joe (9 March 2017). "Square Enix Collective to Publish Indie WW2 Shooter Battalion 1944". IGN.
  2. ^ Copeland, Wesley (2 February 2016). "Battalion 1944 Wants to Be The World War 2 Shooter". IGN.
  3. ^ "World War II Competitive Shooter Battalion 1944 Announced".
  4. ^ "Battalion 1944 Press Kit". Bulkhead Interactive. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Battalion 1944 Kickstarter funded in just three days".
  6. ^ "New World War 2 Shooter Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC". GameSpot.
  7. ^ "Battalion 1944 seeks funding to return the FPS to WW2". PC Gamer.
  8. ^ https://www.vg247.com/2018/02/01/battalion-1944-perfectly-fills-a-call-of-duty-2-shaped-gap-in-the-pc-shooter-market/

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