Square Enix Collective has announced it is set to publish Bulkhead Interactive’s multiplayer WW2 shooter Battalion 1944.
Battalion 1944 is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign from last year, and promises to deliver an “old-school” FPS game bundled with modern-day technology.
Bulkhead Interactive and Square Enix Collective have previously collaborated on the studio’s previous title, The Turing Test.
“From having partnered with Bulkhead before on the hugely successful The Turing Test, we know they’re a very talented studio making great games,” Phil Elliott, Director of Community & Indie Development at Square Enix Limited, said.
“We’ll help nurture and grow the community while Bulkhead can focus on crafting a fantastic FPS experience with Battalion 1944.”
Joe Brammer, Senior Game Producer at Bulkhead Interactive, explained that the studio had received a number of publishing offers but ultimately stayed with Square Enix due to their successful history.
“We received some strong offers from other very big publishers on Battalion 1944,” he said. “But ultimately, the one team that really stood out for us was Square Enix Collective. Why? Because they published our previous game, The Turing Test on PC, so we’ve gotten to know them well and that means we know how they work.”
“Crucially, we know that the relationship will be based on trust; and that’s something which works both ways”.
Though a date is yet to be announced, a trailer of the game’s alpha is promised to be coming soon.