The new Beta showcases a robust feature set packed with hours of intense tactical shooter goodness. Features include:
- 20 Weapons – five of which are new: the M249, RPK, UMP45, M1A1 carbine, and the M4A1
- 8 Fully Updated Maps – including Siege, Uprising, Market, District, Heights, Ministry, Contact and Buhriz.
- Customizable player classes
- Weight-based equipment and gear system
- Team-reinforcing objectives
- Simplified HUD and UI
- Scripting system and SDK to support mods
INSURGENCY‘s game modes create a distinctive experience from other first-person-shooters. The title offers four multiplayer game modes (of up to 32 players), and two co-operative game modes with bot support (for up to six players). Capturing objectives prolongs the entire team’s opportunity to achieve victory, while matches often become an epic tug of war as both teams struggle to gain control of all objectives.
“We appreciate all the great support we have received from our community and hope that players will continue to be impressed and provide us with feedback on the Beta,” says Jeremy Blum, developmental lead at New World Interactive. “The game has finally reached a point of maturity in its gameplay where we can now move forward comfortably and focus on polish. The new squad and weight systems really make a huge difference and in the process of implementing them we completely re-wrote a lot of the game, building a new ‘theater’ system that will allow the game to be flexible and highly extendable, which we believe opens up great possibilities for the future of our gaming community and the game as a whole.”
INSURGENCY is a tactical, team-based first-person shooter for up to 32-plus players designed for Windows®PC, Mac OS X (and later on Linux), using Valve’s Source Engine and distributed through the Steam platform. If the name INSURGENCY sounds familiar, that’s because it’s based on the popular total conversion for Half-Life 2 – Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat – that saw more than a million free downloads and was awarded the ModDB “Player’s Choice Mod of the Year” in 2007.