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.