Civil War title War of Rights is finally moving out of its long alpha testing phase into early access as of December 3rd, Campfire Games announced this morning. It’s more of a multiplayer shooter than an MMO, though its obsession with period detail in everything from uniforms and military hierarchy to battlefield layout and drills may make MMO immersionists happy.
“War of Rights is a first person multiplayer game with a focus on historical authenticity set during the perilous days of the American Civil War, in the Maryland Campaign of September, 1862,” Campfire says. “Players in the game will be able to play on multiple battlefields of the campaign, from the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers where the Siege of Harper’s Ferry took place, to the ridgelines of South Mountain, and to the meandering waters of Antietam Creek at the Battle of Antietam. Additionally, players will also be able to choose from a list of regiments that fought in each battle as well as what rank to fight as, whether they want to slog it out as a lowly private, or if you want to orchestrate the carnage and mayhem as a major general.”
MMO fans will recall that the game pulled in over $118,000 on Kickstarter back in 2015.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes, people have been arguing over whether the game’s name and premise is a good idea, given the current political situation, for quite a long time. The Danish developers have declared that they want the game to be about the people and actions on the battlefield specifically, rather than about the political situation. They’ve also said they won’t be moderating community-hosted servers.
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