By Simon Moore on February 29, 2016 at 6:10am
Completely rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 4, “Insurgency: Sandstorm” is coming to consoles and PC’s in 2017 through a new partnership between Focus Home Interactive and developer New World Interactive. With “Insurgency: Sandstorm”, New World Interactive expands and enhances its popular first-person-shooter franchise, having gained a strong following for having one of the most realistic and gritty shooters on the market. What began as a Half-Life 2 mod has become an indie cult classic, having built an audience of nearly 2 million players.
“We are very excited about working with Focus on Insurgency: Sandstorm. We believe there’s a great opportunity for Insurgency on next-gen consoles and that aligning with a strong publisher will allow us to best leverage this.”
- Jeremy Blum. Founder and Game Director of New World Interactive
Players will deploy into a gritty, visceral combat experience that promises delivers first-person gunplay as immersive as it gets. You'll get to gear up with an arsenal of diverse firearms before heading into intense team-based action throughout the Middle East.
With a new story mode and Insurgency’s classic multiplayer and cooperative gameplay, the FPS title comes enhanced and expanded as a new chapter in “Insurgency: Sandstorm.”
“We are very proud to partner with American studio New World Interactive. Insurgency is one of the most praised and played First Person Shooters on PC. We are excited to support NWI in this new adventure, and we will do everything we can to make Insurgency: Sandstorm a hit on consoles and PC in 2017.”
- Cédric Lagarrigue, President of Focus Home Interactive