Enlist for WW1 Eastern Front action on Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Tannenberg puts players in the boots of an infantry soldier on the Eastern Front of WW1 as the Russian Empire clashes with the might of Germany. Authentic weapons, uniforms, and battlefields combine to give the experience of maneuver warfare on the Eastern Front, in stark contrast to the gritty and close quarters nature of combat on the Western Front as depicted in its predecessor Verdun. Tannenberg for consoles features a new map centered on fighting around the fortified town of Przemyśl. PC fans needn’t worry, the new map will also arrive on Steam on July 24!See the new map and watch the Tannenberg release date reveal trailer
You can pre-order on Xbox One already with a 10% discount: https://www.microsoft.com/store/productid/9p68h1z2l27v
Tannenberg offers first-person action on the Eastern Front of the First World War, where players will participate in large-scale maneuver warfare on the borders of Russia. The Germans with their Central Power allies faced off against the Entente led by Russia in the East. Despite the enormous significance of this front and the millions of people involved in fighting, it is sometimes overshadowed by the Western Front (which we portrayed in our first game Verdun). Tannenberg gives players a chance to immerse themselves in a vital part of WW1 that they might not be so familiar with.
Players participate in 40 player battles of maneuver, where the goal is to capture key sectors and drain the enemy’s victory points. Choose your squad, pick a loadout, and fight to control the battlefield. Utilize artillery, gas, heavy machine guns, and more to gain victory! Every nation in Tannenberg is outfitted with authentic weapons, gear and uniforms true to the times. Effort has been taken to include the often forgotten participants in the Eastern Front fighting, from Roumania and Latvia to Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria.
The community has been vocal with their enthusiasm for a console release, and as a thank you for their patience we’ve made sure to add a new map for the upcoming release: the Austro-Hungarian fortress of Przemyśl.
The fortified town of Przemyśl was the site of the longest siege in the First World War, where the Austro-Hungarian defenders eventually surrendered to the Russians. Large fortifications make this a very different battlefield compared to the generally more open areas seen in many Tannenberg maps. The battle for the East is waged across a wide range of terrains; from large forests and burnt out villages to Roumanian mountain peaks, Latvian swamps and Austro-Hungarian fortresses.
Controls, graphics and performance have all been optimized for consoles to ensure a seamless multiplayer experience. Maneuver mode features 40 player battles with up to 20 bots. Extra effort was taken to make sure Tannenberg takes advantage of the possibilities offered by the PlayStation 4 Pro, and that it meets the standards for Xbox One X Enhanced on Xbox One.
Developer and M2H co-founder Mike Hergaarden says: “Following community feedback after the initial Verdun console release, we decided to handle all console versions of our titles in house – this started with the recent remaster of Verdun. This gave us valuable experience with optimizing the UI, graphics and controls for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and we got a lot of positive feedback from players. For the console version of Tannenberg we built it ourselves from the start.”
The 10% pre-order discount on Xbox One will be available until July 24. Sharpen your sabre and ready your Mosin-Nagant as we draw closer to July 24 – release day!
Starting out on the Western Front with the release of the first authentic WW1 FPS Verdun back in April 2015, and expanding to the Eastern Front with the release of Tannenberg in February 2019, the WW1 Game Series throws players into intense warfare inspired by the chaos and fury of iconic battles from the First World War. With over 1.5 million copies sold, this novel and underserved setting has proven popular with the gaming community!
Players choose from a variety of historically accurate squads and weapons – with more available to unlock through playing the game – before diving into squad-based battles on the mud and blood splattered battlefields of dynamic World War One warfare.
Every game is built on a base of thorough research and receives extensive post-release support bringing new content and challenges for our players. The games in the series are linked, but each one is standalone and provides a different experience, reflecting the nature of the fighting in the many-sided theaters of the war.
M2H and Blackmill Games started working together on the authentic squad-based WW1 FPS game Verdun, which was Greenlit on Steam in July 2013. Verdun was released on PC in April 2015, and went on to see releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, along with many free updates. The console versions were remastered in 2019 with huge amounts of new content and graphical upgrades bringing them up to match the PC version.
Standalone expansion Tannenberg was released from Steam Early Access on February 13th, 2019 and has received several free expansions since then! Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will be released on July 24th 2020, featuring all content added to the Steam edition, plus the new Przemyśl map.