- Revamped graphics, a brand new audio system and sound results, AI opponents, and far more.
- The remaster features a new map and two new squads with new weapons.
- The console launch of Tannenberg is making good progress and we will’t wait to share extra information as quickly as we’ve got it.
This can be a massively thrilling day for all of us on the Verdun dev workforce. Anybody who has labored on a recreation will know that it by no means feels fairly completed as a result of there’s all the time extra you might add, however we really feel this remastered model of Verdun for Xbox One has been tremendously improved, from the management schemes to a brand new consumer interface… and that’s removed from all this remaster brings to the desk. You additionally get revamped graphics, a brand new audio system and sound results, AI opponents, a brand new map, new squads, and far more. The remaster is an element of a complete new appear and feel for your complete WW1 Sport Collection: every little thing from logos to the in-game paintings.
New Look and Really feel
The very first thing you’ll discover on beginning the sport is that there was a whole overhaul of the consumer interface! The menus are actually extra atmospheric and visually interesting, and we’ve added localizations for Simplified Chinese language, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, and Polish. The brand new recreation emblem higher displays the character of Verdun and our WW1 Sport Collection. We now have additionally gone over our management system with a fine-tooth comb to make it as consumer pleasant and pure as doable, each within the menus and within the warmth of battle!
There have additionally been a number of graphical enhancements to the sport and present content material. Character fashions have been improved, together with a ton of different little upgrades. We’re additionally pleased with our revamped and improved sound results in-game. The audio has been reworked with extra satisfying and correct sound results, plus an up to date soundscape for much more immersion while you’re combating within the trenches. The place doable we labored with reenactors and collectors who personal real WWI weapons to get essentially the most genuine sounds doable!
Polish has been utilized liberally all through the sport – for example, there may be an expanded gore system to raised seize the typically surprising brutality of WWI battles, together with a bullet penetration system and tweaked barbed wire. As a substitute of getting caught up and dying, barbed wire will now solely sluggish and injure you – so you continue to need to keep away from wire, however you’ll be able to power your means via in a pinch with out worrying about abrupt demise. There’s additionally high quality of life enhancements like tutorial hints for brand new gamers, an improved spawning system, an enhanced deathcam, and extra…
New Map, Squads, and Weapons
The remaster features a new map and two new squads with new weapons! The brand new map is ready on the St. Mihiel salient which noticed heavy combating throughout the Battle of St. Mihiel, when American Expeditionary Forces with French help attacked and defeated the German fifth Military. The French troops concerned within the battle had been from II Colonial Corps, which leads us neatly to the primary of the 2(!) new squads that are a part of this remaster. The Senegalese Tirailleurs are a brand new French assault squad. Their distinctive machetes make them fearsome opponents in shut quarters, and so they’re no slouches at vary when utilizing their colonial variants of the Berthier rifle both.
The second new squad are the ANZACs – introduced from the opposite aspect of the world to battle within the trenches of the Western Entrance. Whereas Gallipoli is maybe essentially the most well-known battle involving ANZACs, additionally they fought with distinction in France. In-game the ANZACs are an engineering squad, representing troops like the first Australian Tunnelling Firm who had been engaged with digging two giant mineshafts below Hill 60 in November 1916. They’re effectively geared up with SMLE rifles and the Lewis Gun for fireplace help, but additionally embody the bizarre Webley-Fosbery – a recoil operated computerized revolver.
AI Allies and Opponents
Final however not least, we’ve got added bot help to the sport! You possibly can have as much as 24 AI bots be part of your battles. They may fortunately battle utilizing any squad on any map within the Frontlines recreation mode. AI NCOs will name in fireplace help, and they are often tenacious opponents on the protection. You possibly can even begin your personal customized offline battles and select which squads you need the AI to make use of!
Trying to the long run, the console launch of Tannenberg is making good progress and we will’t wait to share extra information as quickly as we’ve got it. Till then…
Pleased holidays from all of us on the WW1Game Collection workforce!