Ehhh, it's being made by Sledgehammer. I'm optimistic but I have my doubts. If it were Treyarch, I'd be all over it.
Since they have three different studios working on the game (on a 3 year cycle), I don't understand why each studio isn't just assigned a set time period. They've beat the dead horse of future style games and now that Battlefield has gone back, they finally went back too. Why couldn't Sledgehammer work on future style games, Infinity Ward on modern style games, and Treyarch on past (world war 1 - vietnam) style games? Makes sense to me.
I think this is going to be the first time Battlefield is way more successful than Call of Duty. CoD fans have been clamoring for a WWII (or even further back) shooter since Black Ops. Now Activision has ignored that and gone further into the future, and that left the market wide open for Battlefield to do something like this.
I've got a GTX 970, and I love it. I don't overclock, so I can't speak to its capabilities in that regard, but I can max out everything I've tried to play (except for the hair physics in Witcher 3 - those are frickin' demanding). Tempted to SLI another one...
Do it, especially if you have or can afford to get a 1440p/ultrawide/4K monitor. Two 970s perform better than a 980Ti in most cases, which is top dog right now. Or you can wait for the Pascal cards which are supposed to come out this year. Rumor is they are going to be roughly 50% better than the 900 series.
My set up (excuse the potato quality)
The left monitor is a 1080p 144Hz (for games like CoD) and the right one is a 1440p LG ultrawide which is really nice for games like Witcher and even CoD because of the wider view.
I love everything they say. I would wholeheartedly support this venture if I could have a little more info...like some inside information on their numbers from someone like Nicky. If they're on target with their budgets and the cost of bringing something like this to market, i'm in for some cashola. Too bad about the whole dedicated server thing...gone forever I fear.
They're doing dedicated servers.
Reliable Server Hosting with Multiplay. Battalion is teaming up with Multiplay to bring players the most reliable and highest quality in game servers. Alongside our official servers, players will have the ability to host and change server rule sets to suit their own gaming needs. Server admins will be able to choose to have BattleRanked, unranked, or private game servers.
The Kickstarter shows off their development plan.
Our goals are designed to reflect actual development goals and how much it will realistically cost us to reach these objectives. We are under no illusions and estimate it will cost in the region of £200,000 ($300k) to fully fund the initial vision of the project, which is why we're investing £100,000 of our own funds once our initial funding goal is reached to ensure Battalion 1944's successful release and post game support.
We have broken down the combination of our initial funding goal and £100,000 of our own funds into this simple to understand pie chart.The majority of the funds are allocated to development, keeping the focus on designing and developing the best title possible. We’re determined to make Battalion 1944 a great experience across both PC and Console. With high fidelity graphics created using the latest tech for modelling, texturing and animation, it’s important we have a large portion of our funds dedicated to ensure this level of quality is consistent across the entire game. The costs of maintaining a strong community presence are also included in the chart, albeit a modest amount, it's important that the community is managed appropriately.
They're already sitting at $278,000 of their $142,500 goal, so it's already funded. Now don't get me wrong, they could just "take the money and run" but with all the publicity they've gotten, I don't see it happening. I've pledged for a few Kickstarters, most weren't funded but you typically get the game for cheaper than you would on release and get to say you helped make this game happen. I probably won't be pledging as I'm in a bit of a rock and a tight spot right now (plus I want the Division) so I don't have the spare cash to throw at it. I'm hoping they do some additional funding after the Kickstarter so I can get in on a good deal, however.