TEAM17 AND BLACK MATTER ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP ON HELL LET LOOSE
REALISTIC PLATOON-BASED WWII SHOOTER UNLEASHED ON
PC EARLY ACCESS IN 2019
WAKEFIELD, United Kingdom – Nov. 28, 2018 – Team17, a global games label, creative partner and developer of independent, premium video games, together with independent development team Black Matter announced today that they are collaborating to bring the hotly anticipated authentic WWII shooter Hell Let Loose to PC early access in 2019.
Hell Let Loose is a realistic platoon-based multiplayer first-person shooter set during the Second World War and built using Unreal Engine 4. Offering 50 vs. 50 tactical battles in which players must coordinate to capture sectors and resources to beat the opposition into submission, the game creates an epic theater of war across huge maps. Authenticity is key, and players will be able to experience history using a realistic period arsenal, with accurate weapon behavior.
Black Matter, a development team based in Australia, Russia and the United States, have been working on the game since 2016 and completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2017.
During the early access period, the team will work collaboratively with the community to create the best possible multiplayer experience and will be regularly updating the game based on feedback. A roadmap of key content drops will also be made available when early access begins.
“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. “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.”
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About Hell Let Loose
Hell Let Loose is a realistic multiplayer World War II first-person shooter with open battles of 100 players with infantry, tanks, artillery and a shifting front line. At its core is a unique resource-based strategic meta-game that is easy to learn but hard to master. This is World War II at a scale you’ve never played before.
An Epic Theater of War
Take to the battlefield in 50 vs. 50 multiplayer across huge maps. Choose one of 13 playable roles within infantry, recon and armor unit types, each equipped with different weapons, vehicles and equipment. Play as an officer, scout, machine gunner, medic, engineer, tank commander and more to experience every aspect of World War II combat.
Placing you on real-scale iconic battlefields of World War II is at the heart of the Hell Let Loose experience. Historical vehicles, weapons and uniforms are intricately detailed, and the combat is as brutal and bloody as it was on the day. Combat takes place on huge, to-scale maps from real-battle locations, recreated using archival aerial photography and satellite imagery in stunning detail using Unreal Engine 4.
A Unique Meta-Game
Fight for victory by breaking through the enemy lines on a large, evolving battlefield. The unique sector capture meta-game requires teams to make continual large-scale tactical decisions as to where to attack or defend. Manage resources and supplies to call in support, reinforce strongpoints or flank enemies. Strategy is key to success.
Fight Together, Win Together
Hell Let Loose is not about kill/death ratios and unlocks – teamwork is central to gameplay. Communication is essential. Players work together beneath the leadership of officers and their commander to take strategic targets on the battlefield and dominate the opposition. Hell Let Loose is a game that demands teamwork and communication not only to win, but to survive.
About Black Matter
Black Matter is an independent studio founded in 2015 to support the development of the debut title Hell Let Loose. Made up of an international team of selected artists and programmers, Black Matter is focused on creating beautiful worlds ruled by emergent, player-driven game design.
About Team17 Group plc
Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading international video games label and creative partner for independent developers. The portfolio comprises over 90 games, including The Escapists, Genesis Alpha One, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee, the Worms franchise and many more from developers around the world. Visit www.team17.com for more info.