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This new World War II videogame promises 100 player battles that aren’t ‘sports like’

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Have you ever noticed that games like Battlefield and Call of Duty are really more like paintball or Airsoft than actual warfare in terms of objectives?  A new crowdfunded video game called Enlisted is being developed by Gaijin Entertainment to address this shortcoming.

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Ultimately shooting for a funding goal of one million dollars, the developer’s plan is to get away from the eSports aspect of shooter games.  In a statement, they explain, “Other online shooters are basically sports-like competitions with one team fighting against the other with the background set or decor of a particular historical period, but it’s not a battle, it has nothing to do with the objectives that soldiers had in real warfare.”

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Objectives in Enlisted will be strategic in nature, for example securing a landing spot by infiltrating an enemy stronghold.  While missions like these crop up all the time in single-player game modes, we rarely see them in multiplayer.

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Another big change will be that gamers will control entire units, not just one character.

Each battle will be released as a separate campaign game, rather than all of them being tied together through a storyline in a single game (the more money is raised, the more campaigns can be released). Accuracy in terms of history and feel will be a key part of Enlisted.  Both first and third person views will be available.

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Visit Enlisted’s site here.  The starting donation is just $6.99.