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E3 2018: Insurgency: Sandstorm Trailer

by: Nicholas -
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Insurgency: Sandstorm, the sequel first announced at last year's E3, got a new gameplay trailer at this year's convention. 

The first Insurgency was a multiplayer-only shooter developed by New World Interactive, and was itself a sequel to Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat, which was also a multiplayer-only game, converted from Valve's Source Engine. The series is known for a focus on realism, which includes high difficulty.

The E3 trailer, which you can watch below, isn't clear on whether this is a depiction of the cancelled story mode, or multiplayer, which is unfortunate. The story was supposed to focus on American, French, and Iraqi soldiers, diving deep into real-world conflicts. This would have offered plenty of food for thought, but alas, it probably won't happen. 

So, we can infer that this gameplay trailer is focused on the multiplayer, even though there is a female and male soldier playing through the level (go to Chapel's article at the top for the first trailer, which shows this). 

Otherwise, the game looks to offer more of the realistic gunplay that the series is known for, although I don't think that we need more of that canned dialogue

The trailer doesn't define any sort of multiplayer mode that might be in play, nor any objective, hence my confusion as to what type of depiction they're going for. But, it is pretty exciting and brutal. 

Insurgency: Sandstorm releases in 2019.