Insurgency: Sandstorm Trailer Brings Out Criticisms Of Quality And Turkish Propaganda
Insurgency Sandstorm

The E3 2017 trailer for Focus Home Interactive and New World Interactive’s Insurgency: Sandstorm hasn’t left the best of impressions on gamers, even within its very limited availability within the gaming ecosystem. The trailer informed gamers that a new version of Insurgency was on the way from New World Interactive, and it didn’t leave the best of impressions for some gamers.

The one major issue was that a lot of people complained about the poor models, and the overall low quality presentation. It does come across as something you would expect from the PlayStation 2, but obviously the developers were intent on conveying the story, which centers around a soldier attempting to head back into a war-torn city where insurgents have taken up arms.

The new story mode centers around a U.S., soldier who helps aid a female native soldier head back into a dangerous part of town in order to recover the body of a loved one. The story mode will be a four-player cooperative affair as players uncover the truth behind the mission and why she’s so intent on retrieving the body. You can check out the trailer below.

The comment section breaks down into a bit of a mess.

Some people are defending the trailer saying it’s not even representative of the alpha. Others are claiming that they’re still working on building up the core mechanics in the Unreal Engine 4 and it’s just to give gamers a taste of the game’s story mode. A few more are arguing that New World Interactive shouldn’t have released anything until they had something solid to release.

Another group of people are angry about the game seemingly being Turkish propaganda. There are arguments over whether or not Turkey deserves hate over what’s happening with President Erdogan, while others are claiming that Turkey is receiving unnecessary criticisms over their treatment of the Kurds.

Some people have managed to keep politics out of it and are focusing on the quality of what was present in the trailer. They state that it’s early and New World Interactive are indie devs and to cut them some slack.

On the bright side, at least a few commenters were able to find ways to joke about the trailer and the response it’s been receiving.

Of course, the YouTube feedback is only a small portion of the overall gaming community out there. I’m sure we’ll get a far more replete perspective of how the community feels once more people start discussing it on GameFaqs, talking about it in the Steam forums and offering feedback on Reddit.

Insurgency: Sandstorm is due for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and is currently still heavy in development.


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