With all the Battlefield 1
hype, it's hard to say if 2016 is a good or a bad year to release another World War I shooter. Perhaps World War I will be the next big thing and similar-themed games will sell like mad. Perhaps they'll be overshadowed. Nonetheless, the upcoming Verdun
is on track to be the first game in this experiment.
Though it might seem like it's just hopping on board the hype train, Verdun
is actually a PC game from April 2015 — more specifically, it's a multiplayer-only WW1 shooter that is now making the jump to console thanks to constant requests from its dedicated fan base. The game is aptly named after the bloody Battle of Verdun in 1916.
boasts four distinct modes depending on the type of experience players are in the mood for. Those wanting a more tactical experience can check out the Frontlines game mode, where they may have to attack or defend a point depending on the situation. The Attrition game mode appears to be your standard team deathmatch where players fight until the enemy reinforcements are depleted or that of their own team have been exhausted. There's also a free-for-all mode which is just as it sounds. The last mode is a co-op versus AI mode called Squad Defense, where a team of four players defend their position against constantly-attacking AI.
This could also be a good chance for gamers to get a multiplayer FPS fix at a lower price point. At regular price, the Steam version only retails for $24.99 US.
It's also already got a release date, and it's very soon. Verdun
will be available for Xbox One on August 30th.