Battalion 1944 Set To Revive WWII Shooters

By Mark Delaney, 1 year ago
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.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.