Arriving for consoles this year
by Fraser Gilbert, Pure Xbox
Well, here’s something we never thought we’d see again! Controversial shooter Six Days in Fallujah was cancelled all the way back in 2009 after heavy criticism, but now it’s making a comeback under former Halo and Destiny leadership.
The game is a first-person tactical military shooter that “recreates true stories of Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi civilians who fought Al Qaeda during the toughest urban battle since 1968.” Players will reportedly lead a fireteam through real-life encounters enabled by unique technology that simulates the uncertainty and tactics of urban combat.
Working on the project is developer Highwire Games, whose co-creators include Jaime Griesemer, former lead designer on Halo and Destiny, and Marty O’ Donnell, audio director and composer on those franchises.
There’s no release date for Six Days in Fallujah as of yet, but it’s a totally brand-new game, set to be released under publisher Victura, and will be coming to PC and consoles at some point in 2021.
“Over 100 Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi civilians who were present during the Second Battle for Fallujah have shared their personal stories, photographs, and video recordings with the development team.
The game gives these stories voice through gameplay and first-person accounts captured in original documentary interview footage. Six Days in Fallujah aims to be the most authentic military shooter to date and to tell these military and civilian stories with the integrity they deserve.”