The Kickstarter campaign for Bulkhead Interactive’s upcoming World War II shooter, Battalion 1944, has ended, securing a total of £317,281 through 10,0096 backers meaning that the game has been fully funded for a console and PC release, plus a handful of stretch goals.
Primarily a multiplayer shooter, Battalion 1944 would have received a single player campaign to, though that stretch goal hasn’t been met. Fortunately for those wanting a single player campaign, you can still back the game through a PayPal Slacker Backer campaign which is set to run for an additional week.
Once the PayPal campaign ends, the game will go live with the option to pre-order the game and obtain access to the alpha and betas.
Now the Kickstarter has been funded, Bulkhead Interactive will commence development on the game with plans for Q&A sessions, live streams, and an appearance at GDC 2016 on the cards. In an update on the Kickstarter page, Executive Producer, Joe Brammer, said in regards to the high price of the stretch goals:
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.
Interestingly, in the update the team also teased a new game that they’ve been working on for consoles and PC for a 2016 release, and will soon be announcing this second title which they’ve been working on ever since the launch of Pneuma: Breath of Life in February last year.
Battalion 1944 is expected to launch, at least into Early Access in May 2017.