New World Interactive, a developer with roots in Hamilton, but other parts of the world, have announced Insurgency: Sandstorm coming in 2017 to PS4, Xbox One, Windows, OS X, and Linux. They made the announcement last month, partnering with publisher Focus Home Interactive.
“Considering our indie background, it was not easy finding a publisher we felt compatible with. We decided to work with Focus because they understand our game and they believe in our vision.” Jeremy Blum – Founder and Game Director of New World Interactive The decision to collaborate with a publisher is primarily for their expertise in console distribution and broader marketing reach. New World Interactive retains full ownership of the Insurgency brand and creative direction on the project.
Insurgency: Sandstorm will also have a story mode, as well as an eSports framework. "The game is being built from the ground up with competitive multiplayer, console split-screen, and singleplayer in mind. The story mode will focus on a squad of characters as they face increasingly challenging chapters, from the invasion of Iraq in 2003 through the insurrection period and leading to the present day."
You can check out the full story over on the official website, and follow the developer on Twitter. There is also GameDev Drinks happening this month where you'll get the chance to meet Creative Director Andrew Spearin.