Welcome to Insurgency: Sandstorm
Deploy into a brutally immersive First-Person Shooter, with a wide range of firearms and intense team-based action throughout the Middle East. Featuring both Cooperative and Multiplayer game modes, Insurgency: Sandstorm is set to be another epic for gamers in 2017.
Developed on Unreal Engine 4 from the ground up, Insurgency: Sandstorm will be a massive visual leap from Insurgency and its predecessor Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat. Fans of these originals will be pleased to know that although available on Xbox One and PS4, NWI have stated "it will stay true to its PC roots by ensuring our dedicated audience has a seamless transition to the new game."
Insurgency: Sandstorm will contain new features such as a new story mode and an eSports framework (finally). New World Interactive is currently developing the new eSports framework that it plans on deploying into Insurgency: Sandstorm upon release, with intentions to release a "fully functional beta" into the current Insurgency game. Teaming up with Focus Home Interactive for this UE4 title, NWI are excited about the potential for Insurgency as an eSport and the community hopes it will be implimented effectively, so the feedback will be very valuable to the developers.
Pacific Gaming League of all communities, knows that if Insurgency 2014 had been released with such a capability, it would be huge today and competitive play would continue. Limitations of the Source Engine and failure to impliment a working competitive framework into the game, left communities like us, to fend for ourselves. NWI knew what they were missing out on and tried to help through advertising these competitive seasons (which we appreciate), but lacking the ingame capability, it began to eventually dwindle. This was ofcourse after several successful seasons.
After the journey of Oz Insurgency, Insurgency ANZ and Pacific Gaming League (read more), not to mention Digital Gaming League in North America, it's possible that this eSports framework, even by being added to the current game, will bring new light to it's present community, open doors for the return of competitive and provide a kickstart for the passion some older players once had, but lost. With the new features described by NWI of Insurgency: Sandstorm and the eager community, there is no doubt Insurgency: Sandstorm will rise to this achievement and rocket into the eSports world.
There is no official release date planned for the competitive beta rollout, nor the Insurgency: Sandstorm release (other than 2017), but the community waits with keen anticipation.