Six Days In Fallujah, the previously cancelled military shooter, is making a comeback.
The title is in development by Victura and Highwire Games, and it's coming in 2021. Focused on the Second Battle for Fallujah in 2004, the game will pit Western forces against Al Qaeda.
"Working in partnership with frontline Marines and Soldiers who fought in the Battle for Fallujah, Victura and Highwire have spent more than three years building unique technologies and game mechanics that bring players closer to the uncertainty and tactics of modern combat than other video games have explored", a press release reads.
Here's everything we know about the game.
- What Is Six Days In Fallujah?
- Latest News
- Release Date
- Trailer and Gameplay
What Is Six Days In Fallujah?
A realistic, harrowing first-person shooter, Six Days In Fallujah was originally cancelled in 2009 due to controversies surrounding its subject matter.
According to a press release, "over 100 Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi civilians who were present during the Second Battle for Fallujah have shared their personal stories, photographs, and video recordings with the development team."
"The game gives these stories voice through gameplay and first-person accounts captured in original documentary interview footage. Six Days in Fallujah aims to be the most authentic military shooter to date and to tell these military and civilian stories with the integrity they deserve."
Game Aiming To Be Apolitical – February 16
Despite being set during a real-world conflict and based around a specific battle, Victura boss Peter Tamte is adamant that the game isn't intended as a political commentary.
“It’s about the experiences of that individual that is now there because of political decisions. And we do want to show how choices that are made by policymakers affect the choices that [a Marine] needs to make on the battlefield," he told Polygon.
"Just as that [Marine] cannot second-guess the choices by the policymakers, we’re not trying to make a political commentary about whether or not the war itself was a good or a bad idea.”
The game is expected to launch in 2021, although no month was given.
Original developer Atomic Games' Peter Tamte is now the CEO of Victura, the game's publisher.
As for Highwire Games, the studio is a small team of industry veterans, with developers who have worked on the likes of Halo and Destiny – including lead designer and audio director on those projects, Jaime Griesemer and Marty O'Donnell.
Six Days In Fallujah will come to PC and console, but we don't yet know which consoles are being targeted.
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Trailer and Gameplay
The announcement trailer is below, but we're still waiting for gameplay footage: