Announcement of Vanguard: Normandy 1944

Fight for historic objectives in this hardcore WWII multiplayer shooter

Hardcore Infantry Combat

June 6th 1944 and the Allied Invasion of Europe has begun. Storm the Normandy coast as the revered British Commandos, take and hold pivotal objectives in the elite 6th Airborne, or hold the line as the fierce German Wehrmacht. Lead the way by suppressing the enemy and use squad-based tactics to win the fight. With its real world battlefields and painstakingly recreated weapons, equipment and uniforms all rendered in the stunning CRYENGINE, Vanguard challenges players to fight and secure historic WWII objectives during the most ferocious and intense battle of modern history, D-Day.

Vanguard immerses players into the intensity of close-quarters infantry combat with its Raid game mode, where every life matters; hold the line as the defenders, take up ambush positions with your squad, and most importantly stay alive to hold the objective. Alternatively, assault the objective as the attackers by advancing with your squad mates, suppressing the enemy, and wiping out the defenders to capture the objective.

Development of Vanguard

The development team’s passion for historical accuracy has been underpinned with extensive research and working closely with historians. Uniforms and equipment have been recreated to intense detail, weapon ballistics use accurate data responding to real-world behaviour, genuine audio recordings were used to model precise distance fall-offs with immersive 3D positioning, and levels based on historical locations have been recreated from maps, aerial photographs and site visits to ensure faithful representations of these hard-fought and bloodied battlefields that decisively turned the course of the war.

About the Developers

Pathfinder Games was formed by a small group of developers from around the world in 2018 to bring the project formerly known as Traction Wars: OVERLORD to public release on the Steam Early Access platform. The team consists of modders coming together to create a game they thought was missing – a multiplayer FPS rooted in history whilst capturing a slice of the fast-paced, hectic infantry combat faced nearly 75 years ago during one of the most ferocious and intense battles of modern history: D-Day.

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