Driven Arts released Days of War, their World War II first-person shooter, into Early Access recently. The game takes players back to various locations across Europe, battling against the Axis forces from the beaches of Omaha to the streets of Italy.
You can pick up a digital copy of Days of War right now from over on the Steam store for $24.99 if you’re interested in the Early Access version of the game.
Days of War features realistic inspired combat, with nine different classes, 20 different weapons, and a variety of maps both thick and thin, giving you close-quarters combat and wide-open firefights to deal with.
Driven Arts released a cinematic trailer a short while back to give gamers the impression of the kind of combat they were going for by doing a shot-for-shot remake of the classic beach sequence from Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan.
Of course, awesome looking cinematics don’t really tell you much about the game does it? Well, they have a features list and a development roadmap available over on the Steam community page, where they explain what’s in store during Days of War‘s Early Access run, which is expected to last for up to a year.
At the moment they support up to 32 players per map, three different maps and dedicated servers. They plan on adding in two new maps within the near future, including one set in Italy’s Salerno Plains, and the other map is a snowy map set during the Siege of Bastogne in Belgium. The second map is mirrored after the battle sequence featured in Band of Brothers when they were being pelted by the howitzers.
You can see what the actual gameplay is like from Days of War thanks to a gameplay video that was posted up by YouTuber SurrealBeliefs. It features 25 minutes of in-game play.
As showcased in the video above, there are still a lot of bugs and glitches present in the Early Access build of the game. So that’s something you’ll need to keep in mind if you do decide to pick up a copy.
Many user reviews also point out that there are some serious optimization issues that need to be sorted by Driven Arts as well. Frequent complaints of frame drops and lower-than-acceptable frame-rates have been reported through the user reviews, with some people stating that they were only getting 12fps at times.
If Driven Arts can get the performance issues and glitches sorted out, Days of War might be worth checking out for those of you who are World War II enthusiasts.