Sniper Elite Dev Remaking 1998 FPS/RTS Battlezone

Even more Battlezone is coming.


Rebellion, developer of the Sniper Elite series, recently revealed the first trailer of its upcoming virtual reality reboot of the classic arcade game, Battlezone. Following fan feedback, the studio just announced that it is also remaking the 1998 Battlezone, a first-person shooter/real-time strategy hybrid, for the PC.

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In a post on its website, the developer explained that the decision to remaster the '98 Battlezone came about after fans continued to ask questions about the newer game. The studio wrote, "Naturally when we made our announcement last week some of you asked, 'But what about the newer Battlezone games? What are you doing with them?' Well, we've read your comments, articles, emails, and posts and we've seen your love for these games--so we wanted to make [this] announcement."

Not much else is known about this remaster; Rebellion explained that it's still very much in the early days of development.

The 1998 Battlezone reboot is a mix of a first-person shooter and an RTS, letting players build a base while also fighting other enemies from a first-person perspective. It was very well-received upon release; GameSpot gave the game a 9.4 in our review.

This title is far different than both the original arcade game from 1980 and Rebellion's other Battlezone remake project. The other remake channels the arcade game, focusing on tank combat and a graphical style evocative of the original. Rebellion is building it for virtual reality headsets on the PC and PlayStation 4.

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