Team17 and Petroglyph's new title, Forged Battalion, officially hit the Steam store on Tuesday, January 16th, an Early Access title. As former memberse of Westwood Studios veteran developers of titles like Command & Conquer, Star Wars: Empire at War, and recent hits like 8-Bit Armies, Petroglyph aims to return to the RTS world with Forged Battalion.
Set at the end of the 21st century, a broken down world devastated from the effects of climate change and more suffer at the hands of The Collective, an overwhelmingly powerful military force in control of the world. It's up to you as a member of the resistance to step in and take the fight to these oppressive overlords.
Always ones to shake up the RTS genre, Forged Battalion aims to offer a variety of gameplay with the ability to customize your resistance faction through upgrades and changes you make, a persistent technology tree with tech advancement unlocking new blueprints for use, and an intense dynamic story reacting to your choices in-game. Additionally, the game will also include online multiplayer for up to 8 total players with cooperative and versus play.
Lastly, Forged Battalion is expected to be in Steam Early Access for roughly six months.