Tannenberg To Release On Consoles This Year

Just like its predecessor, Verdun
Tannenberg will be released on consoles later this year.
Tannenberg will be released on consoles later this year. Blackmill Games

While it cannot be refuted that Battlefield 1 was a serviceable title in terms of first-person shooters, a lot of fans looking to play in the underused setting of the First World War were left wanting, particularly due to the game’s fast-paced nature that wasn’t really in line with how weapons worked back then. Of course, this was the moment where Verdun, a first-person World War I shooter, took some of the spotlight, especially once it finally released on the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 after being exclusive to the PC for quite some time.

Of course, Blackmill Games, the developer behind Verdun, won’t be stopping there. Following the successful release of Verdun’s standalone expansion Tannenberg last February for the PC, they are now planning its release for the consoles sometime during Winter 2019.

Tannenberg, while set in the First World War, differs from Verdun as it is in a different area of Europe altogether. Verdun was largely set in France, and inspired by the 1916 Battle of Verdun. Tannenberg, on the other hand, is set during the 1914 Battle of Tannenberg in East Prussia. It covers the Great War’s Eastern Front instead of Verdun’s Western Front.

The announcement was made by Blackmill Games on their Steam Community page:

We can reveal that the Eastern Front is coming to consoles! It will be released on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. More details will follow closer to release! The Verdun console update is also progressing nicely and will be arriving in Q3 of this year, before Tannenberg is released on consoles.

The update for Verdun on consoles was also mentioned, which console players have been waiting for more than a year. A brief snippet of what’s to come was teased on one of the Steam community blogs:

Finally, if you weren’t aware, we have a big console update on the way. Both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Verdun will see the new squads and other content from the PC version implemented, plus the new UI and other improvements.

I, for one, am excited for Tannenberg to make its way to consoles. I’m more for realism versus the arcade gameplay of other World War I shooters, particularly in Battlefield 1¸ and I know I’m not the only one. Stay tuned for more information as Tannenberg drops.

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