Indie publisher Team17 partners with Black Matter to bring realistic WWII shooter Hell Let Loose to players next year
Publisher Team17 today announced a partnership with the multinational indie studio Black Matter to bring their World War II shooter, Hell Let Loose, to PC Early Access next year.
“Team17 have a long history of delivering robust and highly accomplished titles. Their philosophy of delivering a great final product whilst importantly allowing us to protect the unique identity of an FPS title like Hell Let Loose was a key factor in our partnership,” said Maximilian Rea, co-founder, Black Matter. “And a title this epic in scope posed a huge challenge for a small studio like us. Working with Team17 will allow us to focus on the development of the game while ensuring we deliver players the polished experience they expect.”
“We’ve always said our aim is to work with the most talented game makers on great games regardless of genre,” said Debbie Bestwick, CEO, Team17 in a press release distributed today. “Hell Let Loose offers fans of simulation shooters something truly special and we can’t wait to get the game into players’ hands. Black Matter have created an incredible game and we were blown away when we were first introduced to it. We know fans of the genre will be, too. We are delighted to not only support them in delivering the quality gaming experience they wish for their fans, but to help them on their journey as a team, as well.”
Black Matter intends to take player input seriously. The studio aims to “work collaboratively with the community to create the best possible multiplayer experience and will be regularly updating the game based on feedback” throughout the Early Access period while providing a roadmap of content drops when it begins.
Hell Let Loose is an ultrarealistic platoon-based multiplayer FPS set against the backdrop of the second World War. The game, which is powered by Epic’s Unreal Engine 4, puts an emphasis on realism with its period-authentic weapons that are designed to behave just like their real-life counterparts. It features 50 vs. 50 skirmishes where players must capture locations on the map while securing resources in order to conquer the enemy forces.
To celebrate the game’s upcoming Early Access release, Team17 has released a gameplay trailer offering a look at the game’s authentic gunplay. The footage showcases both infantry assaults and tank-based combat. Check it out below:
Be sure to stay tuned to Hey Poor Player for more info on this exciting World War II shooter as it becomes available.