COD Throwback Battalion 1944 Shifted to 2018, Will be Available From Just $15

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 10:00 AM
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Bulkhead has got in on the trend of teasing an announcement, confirming a reveal campaign will kick off on January 9th, 2018. The big news is that Battalion 1944 is now officially a 2018 game, and Bulkhead has confirmed it’ll be available at launch.

After a string of disappoint-to-satisfactory attempts at reinvigorating classic PC WW2 shooters, Bulkhead proudly declares Battalion 1944 as “the true successor to classic shooters.” It’ll be coming to PC through Steam Early Access at some point in 2018. What we’ve seen of it so far looks like a textbook WW2 shooter, albeit with small 5v5, fast-paced infantry battles.

Bulkhead has gone behind the scenes on Battalion 1944’s development in a new trailer.

If you’re planning on jumping in then the cost of entry is very friendly; the Early Access version of Battalion 1944 will cost just $14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 when it launches in January. That’s actually lowest than the bottom tier Kickstarter backer pledge, so Bulkhead will be rewarding backers with unique cosmetics and loot crates.

In a similar approach to Dirt Rally, the price of Battalion 1944 will increase during its time in Early Access, rewarding those who buy in and help the development early doors while charging extra for a more content-complete, refined experience further down the line.

We’ll bring you more on Battalion 1944 as soon as the new trailer drops on January 9th. Fingers crossed we also get a confirmed release date.

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20:40 Dec-18-2017

"Bulkhead will be rewarding backers with unique cosmetics and loot crates."
I stopped reading after loot crates, no ty.

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10:17 Dec-19-2017

If loot crates are completely free and only gained by playing, I don't see the hate, it's a way of the progress system. I actually enjoy games more if there's a goal to achieve, thus not having everything unlocked at the start, but there shouldn't be tons of grinding in it. The moment micro transactions are added to the game, I tend to dislike it a bit, but when micro transactions unlock premium content, I lose all interest.

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10:27 Dec-16-2017

So this is some sort of CoD "remaster" from an other company? Not to hate, but nowadays we always look back how good our games were in the past and we always want that feeling again. Member berries. Instead of actually trying to develop something new, we would rather go back and remake the stuff we had, but with some improvements here and there. But 15 euro, I might buy it if I have enough time to play games.

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11:05 Dec-16-2017

That's mostly in my opinion the product of today's gaming industry. It's much safer and easier to do something that's already been done 1000 times, then to sit down and try to focus on making something new. They seem to be deathly afraid of it. I do understand why though, but then again, you can't make progress without taking some risks and trying something new.

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11:18 Dec-17-2017

Well, I think they have gathered a lot of resources / money over the years and they should be able to invest in both popping out World war / Modern war / Space war sequels AND try to develop something new as a separate project

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