Yesterday on Steam it was announced that the World War 1 shooter Verdun will be delayed on the Xbox One. Verdun has been out on PC since April 2015 and was set to be released on Xbox One and PS4 on August 30th. As of now the Playstation 4 version is still set for that release date.
On steam the developers said that,
Although we would have loved to release Verdun on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at the same time, we regret to inform you that the Xbox One release is postponed. We hope to get the game as soon as possible on this great platform. Yet in order to deliver you a true trench warfare experience we need a little more time.
We take our releases seriously and for this reason made a difficult decision to delay the Xbox One release.
There has yet to be a reason behind the delay, although in the statement they do seem to be on top of it when they say that they take their release dates seriously.
The game itself is a first person shooter set in a realistic World War 1 setting. The game claims to be the first realistic WWI game to come out. The game features a squad based system in which you work together to take over trenches or defend those you already obtained. Some of the main features of Verdun are:
- Realistic World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry with realistic bullet physics, skill based weapon handling, gore, poisonous gas with a claustrophobic gas mask experience, gore and artillery barrages
- Tactical squad-based FPS: Unique squad leveling system, distinct squad types and roles, voice chat
- True trench warfare: Real-time dynamic frontline with momentum-based attack and counter-attack gameplay
- Authentic World War 1 setting: Typical WW1 music and style, historical battlefields set on the Western Front
- Challenging game modes: Team-based Frontline, tactical Attrition, skill-based Rifle Deathmatch and desperate survival in Squad Defense
The game offers four game modes: Frontlines, Attrition, Rifle Deathmatch and Squad Defense. The developers claim that they have true to life features such as weapons, uniforms, gore, and maps set on real battlefields from France and Belgium.