Developer Antimatter Games announced ‘83, a 'Cold War Gone Hot' themed, tactical first-person shooter set in an alternate 1983 where conflict erupts between NATO and the members of the Warsaw Pact.
‘83 is an online first-person shooter in the genre of the company’s previous title Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. Set in an alternate history, the game will focus on the accessible realism and historical authenticity for which the developer's previous games are known; from vehicles to troops, locations to weapons, everything is real world and period appropriate. ‘83 will have large maps; all set in realistic locations across which players will do battle as either the forces of the Warsaw Pact or NATO in a global conflict.
To reflect the nature of this global conflict, ‘83 will showcase a feature described as ‘Persistent Warfare.’ Everything from kills to captures will be tracked and recorded, feeding results back into the larger status of the war, and resulting in a tangible and visible impact on subsequent matches, no matter which server a player is on.
Persistent Warfate is 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. 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.
Release date and platforms were not announced.