We mentioned in late 2018 that World Warfare 3, a modern-day multiplayer navy shooter being developed by The Farm 51, was “a hardcore battlefield”. It wasn’t a flawless expertise, nevertheless it had solely been in Early Entry for a couple of weeks on the time, and in response to our in-house shooter skilled Morgan, it delivered a promising pre-release expertise.
Growth went briskly for some time, with new content material and free weekends to draw and hold new gamers till June 2020 when the studio introduced a brand new partnership with Warface writer My.Video games and the sport was offered on Steam earlier than the top, a deliberate renovation and relaunch stopped. At that time, it just about disappeared from the radar, and The Farm 51’s consideration appeared to deal with the upcoming stalker-like Chernobylite.
However it seems that the work on World Warfare 3 truly continued, and at this time the studio launched a brand new video – the primary in over a yr – exhibiting the entire adjustments. The maps have been up to date to make them extra navigable and “interesting”, some motion and weapon animations have been modified, and the scopes have been “heavily redesigned to meet modern military standards”.
The motion system has additionally been redesigned to permit gamers to do “double sprints”, climb, leap over obstacles, slide and lie on their stomachs. and – after all – a kill cam.
General, the replace gives the look that The Farm 51 might transfer away from the sport’s “hardcore” method, however the studio mentioned it continues to attempt to strike a stability between realism and accessibility.
“One of our goals with World War 3 is to offer realistic simulations with an overall fun experience,” says the video. “We call this ‘playable realism’: gameplay features that add credibility and immersion without sacrificing fun.”
The announcement comes on the identical day as a giant data dump concerning the subsequent out-of-date Battlefield sport, which is an oddly random (and doubtless unlucky) cut-off date. Even so, it is good to see the wheels of World Warfare III nonetheless spinning, and optimistically we’ll be capable of persuade Morgan to get again in and see how issues go from right here. Sadly, there’s nonetheless no indication of when he will probably be in a position to take action: a date has not been set for World Warfare 3 gross sales to renew on Steam. The Farm 51 mentioned extra info on the sport’s progress will probably be launched over the subsequent few months.