Team17 and independent development team Black Matter have announced that they are collaborating to bring the authentic WWII shooter Hell Let Loose to PC Early Access in 2019.
Hell Let Loose is a platoon-based realistic multiplayer first-person shooter set during the Second World War and built using Unreal Engine 4. Offering 50 vs 50 tactical battles with infantry, tanks, artillery and a shifting front line. Players must coordinate to capture sectors and resources to beat the opposition into submission, the game creates an epic theatre of war across huge maps. Authenticity is key, and players will be able to experience history using a realistic period arsenal, with accurate weapon behaviour.
Watch the Hell Let Loose announcement trailer below:
Black Matter, a development team based in Australia, Russia and the United States, have been working on the game since 2016 and completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2017. During the Early Access period, the team will work collaboratively with the community to create the best possible multiplayer experience and will be regularly updating the game based on feedback. A roadmap of key content drops will also be made available when Early Access begins.
Hell Let Loose features
An Epic Theatre of War
Take to the battlefield in 50 vs 50 multiplayer across huge maps. Choose one of 13 playable roles within infantry, recon and armour unit types, each equipped with different weapons, vehicles and equipment. Play as an officer, scout, machine gunner, medic, engineer, tank commander and more to experience every aspect of World War II combat.
Placing you on real-scale iconic battlefields of World War II is at the heart of the Hell Let Loose experience. Historical vehicles, weapons, uniforms are intricately detailed, and the combat is as brutal and bloody as it was on the day. Combat takes place on huge, to-scale maps from real battle locations, recreated using archival aerial photography and satellite imagery in stunning detail using Unreal Engine 4.
View some Hell Let Loose screenshots in our gallery:
A Unique Meta-Game
Fight for victory by breaking through the enemy lines on a large, evolving battlefield. The unique sector capture meta-game requires teams to make continual large-scale tactical decisions as to where to attack or defend. Manage resources and supplies to call in support, reinforce strongpoints or flank enemies. Strategy is key to success.
Fight Together, Win Together
Hell Let Loose is not about Kill/Death ratios and unlocks – teamwork is central to gameplay. Communication is essential. Players work together beneath the leadership of officers and their commander to take strategic targets on the battlefield and dominate the opposition. Hell Let Loose is a game that demands teamwork and communication not only to win, but to survive.