Abandoned Shooter Six Days In Fallujah Is Being Brought Back Over A Decade Later

Abandoned Shooter Six Days In Fallujah Is Being Brought Back Over A Decade Later
Screenshot: Victura
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Publisher Konami originally pulled the plug on Six Days In Fallujah, Atomic Games’ attempt to tell a realistic story about the war in Iraq based on the experience of US service members, for being too controversial. Now a new publisher and developer are resurrecting it.

Production is being led by Victura, founded by former Atomic Games CEO Peter Tamte, with Highwire Games, the studio best known for 2019’s PSVR game Golem, developing it, according to a press release announcing the project’s revival.

“Working in partnership with frontline Marines and Soldiers who fought in the Battle for Fallujah, Victura and Highwire have spent more than three years building unique technologies and game mechanics that bring players closer to the uncertainty and tactics of modern combat than other video games have explored,” it reads.

Here is the trailer:

The US’s 2003 invasion of Iraq led to the death of hundreds of thousands, including over 4,000 US service men and women, and according to some estimates, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, including many civilians, over the lifetime of the bloody war. Many of those who survived it are still suffering from its effects in the form of PTSD and other illnesses. Nearly two decades later, the US still has 2,500 service members stationed in Iraq.

Six Days in Fallujah aims to be the most authentic military shooter to date and to tell these military and civilian stories with the integrity they deserve,” Victura writes in today’s announcement.

Six Days in Fallujah is set to come out for PC and consoles sometimes later this year.

Comments

  • The original reaction to this game was peak r********** for that time. The studio went out of their way to get as much input for the soldiers(even hiring some of them for the project) who actually experienced the battle yet faux news and other groups thought their voices were more important than the soldiers

    There is a great video on YouTube about the saga by gvmers. Well worth a watch.

  • This whole thing just seems like bad taste. I read some stuff by a journalist who was in Fallujah when they did that big assault and he allegedly saw heaps of senseless killing. Snipers shooting unarmed people in the street and taking shots at ambulances.

    • Okay coming from a military family, I do not care what a journalist has to say on this.
      Journalist twist things, tend to make stuff up to fill in the gaps etc.

      My dad in Infantry had this issue is East Timor, Journalist filling in the gaps by blatantly just making crap up.

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