Antimatter Games, developers of the Award-Winning Rising Storm series published by Tripwire Interactive, today announced ‘83; an all-new project currently in development. ‘83 is described as a ‘Cold War Gone Hot’ themed, large scale, tactical first-person shooter set in an alternate 1983 where conflict erupts between NATO and the members of the Warsaw Pact.
Rich Barham, Executive Producer for ’83, said:
“Everyone at Antimatter Games is extremely excited about the project. ‘83 gives us the opportunity to push the boundaries of what we have done before, all in a new and under-explored period of world history, while expanding on the things which have made our previous games so popular.”
As the press release reads, ‘83 is set in an alternate history and will focus on the accessible realism and historical authenticity for which the company’s previous games are known; from vehicles to troops, locations to weapons, everything is real world and period appropriate. ‘83 will have large maps; all set in realistic locations across which players will do battle as either the forces of the Warsaw Pact or NATO in a global conflict.
To reflect the nature of this global conflict, ‘83 will showcase a feature described as ‘Persistent Warfare.’ Everything from kills to captures will be tracked and recorded, feeding results back into the larger status of the war, and resulting in a tangible and visible impact on subsequent matches, no matter which server a player is on.
Sturt Jeffery, Lead Designer on the project describes persistent warfare as:
“A way to give all players a meaningful opportunity to contribute to the war effort, and one which drives the ongoing development of content in line with the player-driven narrative of the war. We’re also planning some interesting ways for prominent players to achieve recognition above and beyond the usual in-game items, achievements and titles previously experienced in similar games.”
Last but not least, it is said that Antimatter Games will be taking an innovative, community-driven approach to the development of ’83, to engage passionate fans of the genre through ‘open box development.’
More details about ’83 will be announced in the coming months. Until then, enjoy the following screenshots!