Lets go back to 1944 with Battalion 1944 | Broken Joysticks

Mar
05

Lets go back to 1944 with Battalion 1944

Its been a little while since I used a PPSH to shoot at someone with an MP-44, and honestly I think its far past time to get ourselves back in the metaphorical trenches. Battalion 1944 aims to do just that with its now fully funded kickstarter. The kick starter generated quite a bit of publicity  as it raised its goals, and showed its technical specs. The kick starter has now ended bringing in £317,218 ($451,000) from more than 10,000 backers. That number is over 300% of its original goal, and represents quite a bit of extra cash to give the studio some breathing room. The also unlocked some cool stretch goals

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  • £325,000 — British forces join the fight. This will include character sets and weapons like the Lee-Enfeild bolt action rifle and the Sten sub-machine gun
  • £350,000 — More cosmetic items
  • £400,00 — Eastern front (including Russian soldiers and weapons) added, including PPSh-41 gun
  • £500,000 — “Behind Enemy Lines” offline mode (fight against waves of enemy AI)
  • £600,000 — Pacific Theater added (“Fight the Japanese across maps set in the Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China”)
  • £1,200,000 — Single-player campaign (“Good single player campaigns aren’t cheap to make, there’s no ‘add single player’ button for us; it would cost a lot of time and money to make, hence the large funding goal”)

executive producer Joe Brammer said “The reason these stretch goals were placed at such a high price is because characters cost a lot to make. We aren’t cutting corners on this game AT ALL, If we want to join the ranks alongside Activision and DICE we need to build quality like they do, this costs money. For us to design entire character sets, all the customizations that go with it, custom faces, weapons, voice overs, implementing them into the game, maps, environments, and in some cases game modes, that all costs money.”

check out the trailer below if you want to get a sense of what the game might feel like when its finished Battalion 1944 is expected to launch in May 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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About Fionna Schweit

Hi, Im fionna Fox! and i love video games. I have been playing video games since I could reach the keyboard. My first PC was a gateway (though dont ask me to recall the model number) and I remember starting most of my games out of DOS. Those were interesting years. My first console system was an Nintendo 64, on which i played a lot of GoldenEye and StarFox 64 and even more gauntlet dark legacy. Now i mostly play PC games, though i do own a Xbox one (mostly for halo). My favorite types of games are rogue likes, and anything thats an RTS, I have a soft spot for anything in the Warhammer universe as well.

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