Good news reaches the trenches! Verdun launch is announced08 Apr 2015 0
It’s been in early access for some time now, however, World War 1 FPS Verdun now has a release date. You can still go and join the early access if you want and early access backer can get the final release version a bit earlier than those who wait.
ALKMAAR, THE NETHERLANDS – April 8, 2015 – The trenches are in uproar, the official launch date for Verdun is set: the 28th of April! Verdun is currently available on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam Early Access.
Attention trench rats, war is coming!
Joyous news for the troops in the trenches; the official launch date for Verdun is set on the 28th of April 2015! During the Steam Early Access, the developers have taken the time to perfect the game. By listening to the community’s desires the game has grown into a unique FPS with a lot of historical depth, something the developers have always strived for.
The constant development and releases of updates have created a close and dedicated community that the developers can be proud of. The most notable improvements are; the introduction of the dreadful and iconic gas weapon combined with a claustrophobic gas-mask experience, the introduction of new troops, realistic maps such as the swampy Flanders map and the Artois map, and the Unity 5 engine upgrade which was a big improvement on performance and stability. Of this and more, a ‘Verdun – Development progress’ trailer is released:
The last few updates have been focused on polishing the game and increasing the performance, but who knows, maybe the developers might have a surprise for us on release…
The developers have given a special thanks to all the players who’ve supported Verdun during the Steam Early Access, they will each receive a “Early Access Medal”. Also, Early Access players get exclusive access to the live release a day before the official launch, this as a gesture of the developer’s gratitude for their loyalty and support.
On top of it all a new event has been revealed; tournaments! Players are invited to sign up for the first Verdun tournament, which will be hosted on Steam during the celebration of the release.
Be sure not to miss the celebration and sign up your squads for the tournament here: www.VerdunGame.com/tournament/
Verdun is a squad-based multiplayer FPS in the First World War (WW1). The game is inspired on the infamous battle of Verdun in France, 1916.
The game includes many historically accurate features such as highly realistic WW1 weaponry, historically accurate maps based on the real battlefields of the Western Front and authentic uniforms and equipment. The game immerses you into one of the bloodiest conflicts ever fought in Europe.
The nature of the merciless trench warfare of that time offers a never seen before FPS battlefield that is ideal for tactical squad gameplay; Verdun’s gritty Frontlines game mode, and a pure and fun challenge in the rifle Deathmatch mode.
The Frontlines game-mode stands out in its tactical depth. The realistic trenches are very challenging to fight in and require a combination of teamwork and tactical cunning to achieve victory. As you and your squad-mates fight and gain more experience, you can level up one of the different types of squads you can choose from, whom each have their own tactics and roles. Drive your enemies from their trenches and dominate the Western Front!
Verdun key features include:
- Unique World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry, character levelling and realistic historical battlefields set in France and Belgium
- Tactical squad-based FPS: Squad assembling and upgrading
- True trench warfare: Real-time dynamic frontline; momentum-based attack and counter-attack gameplay
- Chemical weaponry: Tactical gas deployment and a claustrophobic gas mask experience
- WW1 atmosphere: Typical WW1 music, art, units, grim battlefields and an immersive user interface
- Challenging game modes: Dynamic Frontline and rifle Deathmatch