Bulkhead Interactive’s World War II shooter, Battalion 1944, has managed to raise £317,281 through 10,096 backers as its Kickstarter campaign finally ended this past week. The game is fully funded for a console and PC release and several stretch goals have been met as well.
Although the game didn’t raise enough funds for a single-player campaign among some other features like British forces and cosmetic unlocks, the developer will be running a PayPal slacker backer campaign for one week only to raise additional funds. Once the PayPal campaign ends, an official Battalion 1944 store will go live with the option to pre-order the game and obtain alpha/beta access.
As for what’s next, Bulkhead Interactive claims that the real fun will begin now as it commences development on the game. The developer will be holding Q&A sessions, livestreams, and will also make an appearance at GDC 2016. Executive Producer, Joe Brammer, promised fans that the team won’t be cutting corners at any point during development and will make a game that rivals shooters from the likes of Activision and DICE.
In the same update, Bulkhead Interactive also teased a new game that it’s been working on for consoles and PC for a 2016 release.
Another exciting piece of news is that Bulkhead Interactive will soon be officially announcing their second title that they have been working on since the release of ‘Pneuma: Breath of Life’ in February 2015. The new unannounced title will be released on both PC and Console this year.
With Battalion 1944 317% funded, expect the game to release in May 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.