WWII Squad Based MMO Shooter Enlisted Lands on Xbox Game Preview Later This Year


 It's been quite a while since we last covered Enlisted, the World War II themed first-person online shooter made by Darkflow Software and Gaijin Entertainment.

A fresh press release announced that the game will be available on Xbox One via the Xbox Game Preview program later this year.

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Alexander Polyakov, lead producer of Darkflow Software, said:

We want to widen the genre of realistic FPS to a bigger audience. Realism should not always mean lengthy preparation and an extended road to the first battle. Realism should be the battle conditions and weapon characteristics being close to reality, it’s in the active interaction with your team or squad, it’s in the massive battles, where you can lose hundreds of soldiers in one assault. This is what we aim for in Enlisted.

The press release then proceeded to list the features and content that will be available upon the game's debut on Xbox Game Preview.

Xbox Game Preview players will be able to strap on the boots of American, Soviet, and German soldiers, and jump into massive WWII battles with hundreds of soldiers and thousands of bullets flying everywhere. Enlisted’s unique game mechanics of an AI controlled squad transforms the traditional military multiplayer FPS game into a more realistic and chaotic warfare experience, making battles dynamic and massive. Enlisted offers several game modes for all tastes, from extended comprehensive battles through more fast-paced action to Battle Royale.

The Xbox Game Preview version of Enlisted will allow players to test out and enjoy several game modes: Invasion, Offensive, City Battle, and Battle Royale. “Invasion” will offer battles with asymmetrical gameplay, where two teams will need to complete different tasks: one will be capturing and holding a large territory, while the second will try to liquidate all the invaders. The mode will throw players right into the heart of the battle. Each player will form and lead a squad of AI-controlled soldiers. Squad members will follow players commands and provide them with additional lives – every time the main character dies, the player will get full control of the nearest soldier from their squad. This will help a player get back to the battle in a blink and participate in the combat longer.

Those who prefer a more consistent and thoughtful battle will enjoy “Offensive” mode. Here players will be able to build fortifications, drive vehicles, and use large caliber guns. The distances on the map will be greater than in “Invasion”, so the value of each decision and action will be higher. Players can also expect city battles for multiple numbers of participants.

Enlisted will also feature a 'unique' Team Battle Royale, where each of two teams will be representing one of the nations that fought in WW2. Players will be able to use heavy vehicles like tanks.

In case you're interested in applying for the Alpha Test on PC, visit the official website. Below you can find the latest gameplay videos.

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