Insurgency: Sandstorm Brings Tactical Shooting to E3
Another day, another military shooter, right? Well, it seems there is a bit more to Insurgency: Sandstorm than just the traditional “hoo-rah” that most of these games bring. Teamwork is the focus here and without it, death is inevitable. This is a game that leans towards the realism side of things, so single shot kills, ammunition conservation and bullet drop are all things to consider. It isn’t ArmA but it is probably the next step up.
Need more convincing? Here is the PR spin:
Insurgency: Sandstorm is a game of team-based tactics and objective-oriented gameplay in a fictional, contemporary Middle Eastern conflict, complete with player versus player, competitive matchmaking and co-operative game modes versus AI. Your soldier’s appearance, weapons, attachments, armour, and amount of carried ammo are all up to you. Call in airstrikes, use vehicles with mounted weapons, and equip a wide range of specialist weaponry from grenades to drones to C4 explosives.
So if Insurgency: Sandstorm sounds like it is up your alley we have good news for you. It is hitting PC in September and consoles sometime in 2019. It actually looks like it is going to carve its own unique space in a crowded genre and that is not an easy thing to do.