When Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
released back in 2007 (Side note: nine years ago?!) it lit a spark in the FPS genre that sent almost every military shooter since then into the present day or beyond. After years of WWII titles, suddenly they disappeared in favor of more contemporary or futuristic battlefields. Bulkhead Interactive has been campaigning on Kickstarter as a sort of necromancing development house, and their title, Battalion 1944
, has now been funded for consoles and has its iron sight set on revitalizing the once ubiquitous WWII shooter.
Developed with Unreal Engine 4, Battalion 1944
looks to feature movie-like animation, accurate and historical locations, and all the modes, weapons, and customization that players have come to expect from a competitive shooter. As is the nature of crowdfunded projects, you can read much more about the game on its Kickstarter page
With funding goals met, the team of developers are now, as scheduled, going to invest an additional £100,000 on top of whatever figure their crowdfunding campaign lands on. They're currently seeking a May 2017 release date, but that is of course subject to change, as we should all know by now when it comes to crowdfunded games, and games in general. Again, there's a huge supply of information on the game's Kickstarter, so head there
if you are among those who have been yearning for a World War II revival.