Remember Insurgency, the team-based shooter that rose up to Steam fame in early 2014? Developer New World Interactive is trying to double up on its projects with the release of Day Of Infamy, a team-based shooter that just released on Steam, out of Early Access, now. What a novel concept.
Jokes aside, there’s a solid reasoning why Day of Infamy can try to fill in the gaps of the company’s previous title. For one, Insurgency has sold hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of copies on Steam, through a lot of mouth to mouth promotion. Even to this day, the classic terrorist versus counter-terrorist gameplay sees a fairly healthy player pool arrive, with around a thousand concurrent users.
That existing fan base has lead Day of Infamy to already sell over 100,000 copies on Steam, according to Steamspy. Instead of terrorists, however, this release goes back to a World War II shooter. It even mimics previously historical game scenes, such as Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Medal of Honor, as can be seen in the trailer below. The game comes with the same trappings as its predecessor; an 8-player cooperative mode, up to 32 players in multiplayer, a dozen maps and mod support.
Mods are a pretty important cornerstone for New World Interactive. Insurgency started off as a mod for Counter-Strike. In turn, Day of Infamy grew from its own mod state in Insurgency, to a full-fledged release now. It’s a veritable, profitable modception.
Day of Infamy is out now for €19.99. If the developer’s track record is anything to go on, expect a lot of updates and support for this game as well.