Insurgency: Sandstorm Revealed, Has a Single-Player Campaign

Posted on 09 Feb 2017 by
Kyle Johnson

Developed in conjunction with Focus Home Interactive, New World Interactive’s tactical modern military shooter Insurgency has had its sequel revealed.

Entitled Insurgency: Sandstorm, it represents the next phase of development for New World, marking the move away from Valve’s Source engine to Unreal Engine 4, and the move to a new generation of consoles and PC gamers. The hardcore tactical gameplay will return from the original, plus improved bullet mechanics, light vehicle driving, expanded environments, competitive matchmaking, and more.

Not only that, New World is stepping into new territory with addition of a single-player campaign. Chronicling the journey of a female Kurdish PKK fighter, she and her three allies must navigate an increasingly war-torn Middle East, as they fight against both violent extremist fighters, and US forces alike. The content sounds similar to Six Days in Fallujah, an unreleased game about the Iraq War.

Time will tell if Insurgency: Sandstorm drums up the same level of controversy, but for now, Sandstorm is aiming for a PC alpha late this year, with a potential release next year.

Official Press Release

New World Uncovers Intelligence on Insurgency: Sandstorm, Key Features, Story Premise, Screenshots Detailed

The developers behind Insurgency and Day of Infamy are excited to present more information about key features, screenshots and concept art illustrating the story premise behind their next first-person military shooter in development titled Insurgency: Sandstorm.

Insurgency: Sandstorm, published by Focus Home Interactive, is New World’s sequel to Insurgency, which will take the renowned shooter to consoles as well as Steam coming in 2018. Sandstorm takes a graphical leap to Unreal Engine 4, but at its core will still feature the close-quarters infantry combat for multiplayer and cooperative gameplay that has established Insurgency as a cult classic for over 3 million players on Steam.

Additional features confirmed at this time include:

  • Expanded environment scale.
  • Light vehicles for transportation and fire support.
  • New game modes designed for vehicle gameplay.
  • Competitive matchmaking, anti-cheat, and rankings system.
  • Improved ballistics system including bullet drop and travel time.
  • Interacting with the environment by climbing ladders and door breaching.
  • New World is also venturing into new territory with a story mode for 4-player cooperative and single-player gameplay. A groundbreaking narrative for the shooter genre, the story of

Insurgency: Sandstorm focuses on a female protagonist who is a Yazidi Kurd. Thematically, the game is inspired by real events and people, however this is a fictional story and characters.

“We are very excited to venture into the realm of storytelling to offer more depth for Insurgency. Shooters do not have to be about mindless killing, so players can stop and ask questions about the world a game represents, and find answers within the narrative,” said New World Creative Director Andrew Spearin. “Historically, the avant garde in many art forms are who disrupt and redefine genres. For a decade Insurgency has been in that position, and we are emerging from indie obscurity to innovate the FPS genre.”

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