The old-school inspired first person shooter game Battalion 1944 is setting out to be one of the more successful games launching in the future, judging by how nicely its funding campaign is proceeding. The game has been fully funded in less than three days, and now the team can use any additional money to implement a variety of extra features, which have been revealed a few hours ago.
With a new post on the game's official Kickstarter page, developed Bulkhead Interactive has revealed the campaign's stretch goals. The first one has already been reached, and the addition of a full time community manager will allow the team to keep players always updated on the latest Battalion 1944 news. The rest of the stretch goals will allow the team to add enhanced psrticle effects, a Bootcamp map, a competitive D-Day Map, British Forces faction with full character sets, animations and cosmetic variations, additional cosmetic unlocks, the Eastern Fron with entire character sets for The Red Army, and an offline Behind Enemy Lines mode, which will allow players to play competitive maps offline against AI bots.
The two final stretch goals are definitely the more interesting ones. If the £600,000 goal is reached, players will be able to fight the Japanese across maps set in the Pacifc, South-East Asia and China. If the £1,200,000 goal is reached, the team will add a single player campaign to the game.
One massive request from the larger community was to add a single player campaign. Whilst the heart of Battalion lies in the multiplayer experience (which will always be our core focus), we would consider adding a single player campaign if we reached £1,200,000. Good single player campaigns aren’t cheap to make, there’s no ‘add single player’ button for us; it would cost a lot of time and money to make, hence the large funding goal.
A new trailer for Battalion 1944 has also been shared online to celebrate the announcement of the stretch goals. You can check it out right below.
Battalion 1944 is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.