Multiplayer WWI shooter Verdun enters open beta

Squad-based WWIMMOFPS (apologies for the hideous acronym) Verdun is now in open beta , should you fancy diving into the trenches to do your bit for France or Germany. An authentic take on The Great War, Verdun will let you "earn experience points, level up and gain new abilities". Its Big Thing is its squad mechanics - there are four to choose from, and I'm assuming they're historically accurate because I don't feel confident enough to pronounce any of them. Stick around for a trailer, or head here to express your opinion via the medium of Steam Greenlight.

I think I'm getting trenchfoot just looking at it. Verdun will be released sometime this Summer.

Ta, RPS .

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.