Developer Black Matter has this week launched the Kickstarter campaign for their massive World War 2 shooter, Hell Let Loose, which will see upto 100 players battling it out across the battlefield.
It looks like the great wars are back on trend again as we’ve got Battlefield 1, Battalion 1944, Call of Duty WW2, and now Hell Let Loose, an upcoming WW2 MMO shooter that’s set to have 100 players head to the trenches in realistic platoon-based gameplay featuring both shooting and vehicle combat combined with deep strategy elements.
The Kickstarter campaign, which launched earlier this week, is looking to raise AU$136,000 (roughly $106,000/£80,000) before the end of this month. Along with the campaign came a brand new gameplay trailer featuring a squad protecting one of the various points the enemy is trying to capture.
The most interesting part of this game is that there’s no HUD, no crosshairs, nothing. Players are required to use ordinance to figure out enemy positions, players have to aim down sight to get a more accurate shot, and finally, there are no mini-maps showing where the enemy is located.
Players will also find themselves in the Norman town of St Marie Du Mont on D-Day, 1944, where the landscapes have been accurately recreated using a combination of satellite imagery, archival aerial photography and street level recreation.
This game is all about realism and communicating with your platoon to succeed, and that’s awesome. What’s more, capturing each point will give each team of fifty more resources, like fuel for vehicles, munitions for off-map strikes, and much more.
If that sounds interesting enough for you, the game currently offers several pledge levels including the ability to secure an Early Access key for around AU$24.95. When the game eventually launches into Early Access, Black Matter say that it’ll cost AU$29.95.