Chapter One: Overlord

Traction Wars is a Free to Play, standalone WWII Realism Game utilising the CRYENGINE. It will offer a gaming experience that highlights realistic and historically accurate environments leading you through the battlefields of WWII. The first release "Overlord", will feature the early stages of the Normandy Campaign between the British and German Armies. From the infamous D-Day invasions through to the capture of Caen in the Summer of 1944, players will take part in some of the most fierce and bloody battles in history. Traction Wars will be released in a series of chapters, each expanding upon the previous. Chapter One: OVERLORD, is currently in development.

The following features will be included in the first release:

  • Two Nations (Britain and Germany)
  • Teamwork Orientated Gameplay
  • 20+ beautifully authentic WWII weapons
  • Squad & Command System
  • Balanced & Historically Accurate Class System
  • Historically accurate and detailed maps
  • Custom Interfaces and HUD
  • Original Soundtrack

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The past few weeks have been a busy time for the team. Our focus behind the scenes has been redirected onto something new and exciting… the latest and greatest iteration of the engine behind Traction Wars; CRYENGINE 5.0.

CRYENGINE 5.0 was launched in March, since which we have been exploring the potential of the new engine alongside our usual development, how it might benefit the game and what issues we would encounter.

Since the release of version 5.1 last month we have been focused on migrating the game onto the new engine, which as the community has noticed has impacted on the flow of game related updates.

The new engine offers the usual graphical enhancements such as a new low-overhead renderer, DirectX 12 support and a new particle system but more importantly to the team is firstly the full engine source code and secondly the new price model.

Low-Overhead Renderer and DirectX 12 in CRYENGINE 5 (Source: Crytek)

The new pay-what-you-want price model for CRYENGINE means our current developers may no longer have to pay a monthly subscription to work on the game but it also opens up the recruitment of new team members to a wider audience.

Over the coming weeks we will be putting the new engine through its paces and deciding when it would be best for us to officially adopt the improved engine. In the meantime we are continuing development of the game on CRYENGINE 3 until the time is ripe to make the switch.

That’s all for this update. We expect to be back with another update in three weeks.

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what nations are coming other than germany USA russia UK and japan?

i want to know if we will see any of these in the future...


just a yes or no on any of them in a reply would be nice.
down votes would not be soo nice...

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Is "Festung Europa" dead now and me must hope of "Traction Wars"? Who would be the differences?

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga Creator

Can't speak for the Festung team but we are definitely alive and kicking.

We are all about the historical accurate, realism and teamwork... and free of course.

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very nice to hear. I hope that you added the british/canadian landing beaches like Sword, Juno and Gold as maps too?

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Merry Christmas all, And a Happy New Year!! :D

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this game looks really really nice cant wait for it :D

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Did a little breakdown of the video....check it out and share your thoughts!

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Excellent news!

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