Bulkhead Interactive have announced they will be teaming up with Square Enix Collective for their upcoming multiplayer shooter, Battalion 1944, which was successfully funded via Kickstarter this time last year.
This is the second time the two companies have collaborated in recent years after they partnered up for Bulkhead’s puzzle solving game, The Turing Test.
“We received some strong offers from other very big publishers on Battalion 1944. But ultimately, the one team that really stood out for us was Square Enix Collective”, said Bulkhead Interactive's Senior Game Producer Joe Brammer.
“Why? Because they published our previous game, The Turing Test on PC, so we've gotten to know them well and that means we know how they work. Crucially, we know that the relationship will be based on trust; and that's something which works both ways”.
Battalion 1944 aims to recapture the glory days of ‘old-school’ multiplayer shooters, specifically WW2 based ones, by placing a focus on “skill-based infantry combat across tight, focused, and competitive maps,” a pitch that convinced more than 10,000 backers to part with nearly £320,000 – myself included.
We’ll get to see more of how the game is shaping up when a new teaser trailer is released in the near future, while those who backed certain reward tiers or pre-ordered through Steam will be able to go hands on with the game when the PC closed alpha begins in May.
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