Rising Storm Dev Unveils ’83,’ a First-Person Shooter Set in the Cold War

When the Cold War Goes Hot

From the folks over at Antimatter Games (AMG), here’s a new look at a first-person shooter set in an alternate history. 83, as the game is called, brings the forces of NATO and the Warsaw pact to an online battlefield where every kill and capture plays a part in the war effort.

The people who brought us Rising Storm: Vietnam have been hard at work to deliver their next shooter geared toward realism. While the game does depict an alternate history, all weapons, locations, and equipment are period appropriate. That said, it may be the best simulation of what would have happened if the Cold War became real, if both superpowers picked up the guns and began a long and drawn-out firefight. AMG has introduced an interesting feature with the experience, called ‘Persistent Warfare.’

Online matchmaking for 83 will play like an ongoing war. The battles are large-scale, tactical, and change based on performance  Every player’s battle contribution will affect the next battle and so on.

“A way to give all players a meaningful opportunity to contribute to the war effort, and one which drives the ongoing development of content in line with the player-driven narrative of the war,” said Sturt Jeffery, Lead Designer, in a press release. “We’re also planning some interesting ways for prominent players to achieve recognition above and beyond the usual in-game items, achievements and titles previously experienced in similar games.”

As of yet, 83 has no released date, but we can expect more news to follow this year’s GDC. Stay tuned for updates on platform releases and more. For additional info, you can check out the game’s official website. But before you go, let us know your thoughts. Are you excited for a new game from the makers of Rising Storm?

SOURCE: Press Release