Tannenberg WW1 FPS releases on Early Access

tannenberg ww1 fps releases on early access in linux mac windows games 2017

Tannenberg open beta releases on Steam Early Access and Humble Store. The games 2017 debut also includes day one Linux support. As well as Mac and Windows. Plus a 2017 release discount of 20% for those who purchased Verdun.

Authentic Winter Offensive 
Players have the chance to brave the snow as they sign up with the Russian army or their opponents. Since this is a standalone expansion to Western Front WW1 shooter Verdun. While the action moves to the less well known Eastern Front.

Tannenberg features four distinctive squads. So this includes the iconic Russian Cossacks and often underrepresented Austro-Hungarian K.u.K. troops. So players can choose from more than 20 new weapons on 4 sprawling maps. Fighting will ebb-and-flow according to where each team chooses to concentrate their strength. So beware of encirclement in the new Maneuver game mode!

Whether your weapon of choice is a lethal sabre. Even a powerful machine gun or simply a good old rifle. Players have to keep your wits about you. So stick close to your squad.
By playing together, players build up cooperative XP. Since this will unlock new squad abilities as a reward for team play. The scenery of Eastern Germany and Russia ranges. This means wide open fields and foothills to dark forests and lakes. Also snow is always a possibility. Each map comes in different versions with a range of weather conditions. So when a match is starting you can never be sure what to expect.

Developing Tannenberg 
Tannenberg is the next step for the 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series. Allowing players to experience fighting on the Eastern Front. This is a very different battleground to the trenches of the Western Front. And as such required some substantial changes to the gameplay.

Developer Jos Hoebe of Blackmill Games says: “Once we had decided on going to the Eastern Front with our new game. The next step was identifying the characteristic elements of the war in the east. And how that would change the gameplay compared to Verdun. For instance, the huge armies and great distances involved both called for larger. So more open maps and doubling the player count to 64!”

The biggest difference is the focus on mobile and tactical aspects. Hence the Eastern Front in contrast to the trench warfare on the Western Front. The game’s namesake battle at Tannenberg was an example of encirclement. And far from the only instance of it on the Eastern Front. So this marks a significant Early Access release for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Tannenberg – Open Beta Release Trailer 2017:

The new Maneuver game mode gives players far more freedom in their movement and rewards teams who can adapt to changes in the tactical situation, as well as offering more variation with battles thanks to a variety of different preset weather conditions and objectives. Players will be battling in teams of 32 vs 32 to control a spread of objective zones across larger and more open maps. The choice of where to attack and defend allows players to control the flow of the battle as the capture and loss of points will open up or cut off different avenues of advance. This represents the nature of fighting seen on the Eastern Front. Tannenberg also includes full AI bot support for the new game mode, to ensure an epic battle every time.

The Tannenberg open beta is close to complete for Linux, Mac and Windows. So the open beta period on Early Access will be about balance. Also focusing on sound and performance improvements. As well as implementing a new user interface. This will refine the games experience before the full release in Q1 2018. There will also be another system added. So this will allow easy switching between the Western and Eastern fronts during games. Work on Verdun will continue as well. As it will benefit from the new visual and audio improvements in Tannenberg. And an update with this new content is expected to go live in Q1 2018.

Tannenberg 20% loyalty discount runs until December 1, 2017.

There is also a Tannenberg Supporter Edition available on Steam Early Access and Humble Store for $22.99 USD. So this will include game on Linux, Mac and Windows. As well as a special medal, the soundtrack, Tannenberg artwork. Also a scoreboard star icon and bonus career points to get more variety right from the start.

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