BATTALION 1944 Early Access

Steam now offers Early Access to BATTALION 1944, a new World War II shooter for Windows from Bulkhead Interactive. This recent trailer features gameplay footage to show off what to expect. A post on Steam discusses some server issues that have popped up along the way, explaining what's happening, and promising a client update tonight. The announcement has the following details on the game and Early Access:
Square Enix Collective® is delighted to announce that Battalion 1944™, the old-school WW2 FPS from Derby based studio Bulkhead Interactive™, has entered Early Access on Steam.

The shooter - which is designed to replicate the feel of the best FPS games from the 1990s - albeit with all the extra grunt and gloss of a modern day game – recently enjoyed a successful beta weekend as a sign off before its Early Access debut. Now, however, is when things ramp up.

“It’s no exaggeration that Battalion 1944 is the game I’ve always wanted to make,” says Joe Brammer - Studio Lead at Bulkhead Interactive. “We’ve enjoyed success at Bulkhead before, but we’re all gamers who grew up playing the best FPS games, so the idea of making one that stripped things back to the competitive nature of the shooters of old has been a dream come true.

“What’s even better is seeing the reaction of the gamers who have been able to play it so far - it seems they’re as excited as we are.”

Bulkhead Interactive previously worked on The Turing Test™ back in 2016, a celebrated puzzler also published by Square Enix Collective.

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Feb 2, 2018, 12:23
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webber wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 10:25:
So I take a look around the game files. There are several launchers and game exes. WTF, how do you manage to upload your game to Steam without cleaning this mess up. And a look in the Steam discussions confirms that I'm not the only one who can't get the game to launch. And the people who can launch it, can't find a server.

Yeah, but the devs have money. MONEY!!
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The launcher didn't work properly, it didn't start from Steam and I couldn't select a Region. No region select, no "play" button. So I try to start the launcher from the folder instead and it finally works, but it's unable to start the game. Immediately get a UEngine crash instead.

So I take a look around the game files. There are several launchers and game exes. WTF, how do you manage to upload your game to Steam without cleaning this mess up. And a look in the Steam discussions confirms that I'm not the only one who can't get the game to launch. And the people who can launch it, can't find a server.
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jdreyer wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 01:12:
Retired wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 00:51:
Mixture of DoD and CS. Hit boxes are WAYYYY to big.
All of the guns sound almost identical.
Server issues galore.
Has server browser.
Can run your own dedicated server.
Can't sort server list at all (ping, name, players, type, etc)

It is a twitch shooter. I threw in, small price to pay for a game that is hopefully an updated DoD.

When they say "early access," they mean it!

No joke. I hope they succeed. They are talking big, but their current product doesn't back up their talk at all.

As a previous post said, Day of Infamy is great. As is Insurgency.

/paid nothing for the game - sold PUBG cosmetic items. hahahahha
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Feb 2, 2018, 08:38
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FPS returning to it's roots? Yeh, it's called Day of Infamy, nice try tho.

Based on the choice of music for the trailer I recon it's made by late sipping hipsters for hipsters who have learned their history from Call of Duty WW2. I also recon it's a hard pass.

Seriously tho, I am kinda curious, what is that they are going to do different there.
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Retired wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 00:51:
Mixture of DoD and CS. Hit boxes are WAYYYY to big.
All of the guns sound almost identical.
Server issues galore.
Has server browser.
Can run your own dedicated server.
Can't sort server list at all (ping, name, players, type, etc)

It is a twitch shooter. I threw in, small price to pay for a game that is hopefully an updated DoD.

When they say "early access," they mean it!
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Re: BATTALION 1944 Early Access Feb 2, 2018, 00:51
Feb 2, 2018, 00:51
 
Mixture of DoD and CS. Hit boxes are WAYYYY to big.
All of the guns sound almost identical.
Server issues galore.
Has server browser.
Can run your own dedicated server.
Can't sort server list at all (ping, name, players, type, etc)

It is a twitch shooter. I threw in, small price to pay for a game that is hopefully an updated DoD.
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Damn they've taken a beating on the reviews due to the server issues. From what I've seen it looks solid otherwise. Weird.
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