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Multiplayer FPS World War 3 begins Early Access next month

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Modern military multiplayer FPS World War 3 (opens in new tab) will enter Early Access on October 19 and will cost $28 (roughly £21), developer The Farm 51 has announced.

The shooter will have two modes—the first, Warzone, will see infantry, armored vehicles, and drones battle over fortified points. Winning smaller-scale fights will net your side resources that can be used to influence the War on a larger, tactical map. The second mode is Recon, which is basically a team-based battle royale (opens in new tab) about capturing various targets.

The developer predicts that the shooter will be in Early Access for between 12 and 15 months, during which time it will add new game modes, weapons, maps and units. It intends to raise the price on full release, and all future DLC will be free.

For both of its modes, The Farm 51—whose previous games include Get Even, Painkiller: Hell and Damnation, and Necrovision—is aiming for realism, with "accurate depictions of weapons, uniforms and equipment of national armed forces", bullet ballistics that are "achieved through years of research and development with military professionals", and maps taken from real-world locations including Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow.

You can read more about it on its Steam page (opens in new tab), or check out the announcement trailer here (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.