New World Interactive, the development team behind the multiplayer-focused Insurgency franchise and World War II FPS Day of Infamy, has announced some disappointing news today about its upcoming title, Insurgency: Sandstorm.
In a recent blog post, lead game designer Michael Tsarouhas, revealed that the planned single player campaign for Sandstorm has been cancelled for the final release of the game. The possibility remains that the mode may return in a update post-release, but that remains unconfirmed by the developer.
Tsarouhas cited “high production requirements and our commitment to deliver to our fans in 2018″ as the reason for the cancellation of the single-player campaign.
“The story was a very exciting and new opportunity for us as a team, but we felt we had to make a choice,” explained Tsarouhas “At this moment it’s more important to us that we deliver a full multiplayer and coop experience that improves on Insurgency; one that is true to our style and what we feel we do best. We know to some of you this decision may be unexpected, and we’re sad to share this news, but this was a shift our team felt we needed to make.”
A short trailer for the campaign mode was released at E3 last year which can be viewed below. The concept sounded great, as the game was set to explore a personal story that would include fighters from both sides of a conflict and their differing views of the war.
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