Big Update Next Week! Americans inbound!
MARCH 13- LEO
Welcome back to another Brief Verdun Community Development Update. We are working very hard on the launch of the upcoming expansion pack, 8 days remain!
This week we’d like to show once more the US Marine squad in game. The focus of the marines ingame will be brutal weapons such as the m1897 trench gun and the m1903 springfield as well white phosphorus strikes.
A U.S marine squad taking cover behind a knocked-out FT-17 tank on the Marne. Note the use of the American 30-06 springfield and chauchat. The officer can be seen wearing an overseas cap.
The last few weeks have seen testing on the Champagne map where we polished the gameplay and glitches. The map has proven itself to be quite different from the other maps in terms of gameplay already with a much greater focus on defensive teamwork (holding off all the communication trenches) and close quarters.
Overview of the vast, deep trench network constructed on the champagne front. The whole terrain has a gentle sloped curve and is modeled after an actual location on the Champagne front.
One of the nicer parts of the map is the destroyed forest. Which has several unfinished and shallow trenches, in contrast with the deeper trenches in the German sector.
The gore system was quite a tough nut to crack and we’ve been developing it for quite some time now. The dismemberment system has come a long way since the first version, as well as the new blood system. In the past few weeks we’ve been polishing it and will be universal next week.
We’ve also expanded the system to become more dynamic, not all soldiers die instantly, some who have lost limbs remain…
The dismemberment system in action, soldiers who are not instantly killed remain on the field, crying out.
All of these elements add to the immersion of the game, making the game less ‘clean’ and shows more of the hardship and reality of the trench war.
Screenshots of the Week
“Canadians assault a trench, Artois, 1915”
That will be all for this week. Be sure to check in next week for more information and media about the upcoming content update.