Antimatter Games is utilising the under-explored Cold War setting in its next game: 83.
Antimatter Games, of course, being the main developer behind Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, the tactical shooter released in 2017. The team also assisted Tripwire with earlier Rising Storm games, as well as Killing Floor content.
83 moves the timeline forward a few years, depicting a fictional 1983, Cold War Scenario where NATO forces are engaged in a war with Warsaw Pact members. 83 retains Rising Storm’s large-scale, authentic combined arms combat, and expands it with a new Persistent Warfare feature.
The game will be able to track everything players do within matches and reflect it onto a live map of the conflict. Interestingly, though, the changing tides of battle will have an effect on future matches depending on the outcome. Today’s announcement didn’t get too deep into Persistent Warfare, so more will be shared soon.
83 is in development for PC, with Antimatter taking an “open box” development approach that’ll see the game developed with the community’s input. More to be revealed in the coming months. Until then, watch the reveal trailer below: