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E3 2016: Multiplayer WW1 Shooter Verdun Gets Xbox One Release Date

Posted by Ken Barnes

Once more unto the breach

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, the multiplayer WW1 shooter Verdun is making the jump from PC to Xbox One.

M2H and Blackmill Games have today broken their silence on the matter and confirmed that this is the case, even locking in a release date of August 30th, 2016.

When it launches, Verdun will feature skill-based weapon handling, "poisonous gas with a claustrophobic gas mask experience" and all the violence and gore that you'd expect to see in a game that's going for WW1 realism.

As with most multiplayer games, the selection of game modes are key. Verdun will feature four main modes, which the developer describes them as follows:-

  • The Frontlines game mode is unique in its tactical complexity. The realistic trenches are challenging to fight in and require tactical cunning to capture and defend. The Entente and Central Powers strive to gain control of frontline sectors. In one battle you'll find yourself rushing the enemy trenches during an offensive action in order to gain ground, while in another you might be defending your recently conquered ground against a fierce enemy counter-attack. Players can choose to be part of one of the many squad types in the game, each of which have their own distinct tactical roles. By working together with your friends, you can earn experience that improves the power and versatility of your squad. As you gain more experience fighting and get promoted in rank, you also earn Career Points which you can use to unlock specializations, weapons and equipment.
  • In the Attrition game mode, the Entente and the Central Powers are pitted against each other in a single battle. Each side has a number of tickets which represents the amount of manpower they have. When a player is killed and respawns, a ticket is deducted from the side they belonged to. When a side has no more tickets, players of that side cannot respawn -the last side standing wins!
  • The Rifle Deathmatch is a free-for-all game mode, where all players are pitted against each other in a thrilling contest of skill using only bolt-action rifles.
  • In the Squad Defense mode, the player along with three squad-mates will have to defend a position as long as they can against endless waves of AI controlled attackers.

A console announcement trailer has been released, too...

Verdun launches on Xbox One on August 30th, 2016.

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