Call of Duty fan-made concept ‘Police Warfare’ Kickstarted
A mix of Battlefield, Grand Theft Auto and HEAT.
Police Warfare, a fan-made concept pitch for Call of Duty, was released back in February. It wasn’t supposed to be much more than that, but the concept’s incredible reception encouraged developers at Elastic Games to make it into a full-fledged product. They have a Kickstarter now to fund the project.
The name ‘Police Warfare’ is rather cheesy, which the developers, thankfully, said will be taken care of during production. Currently, the focus is on making a fast-paced, engaging first-person shooter which has elements from Battlefield 3, Grand Theft Auto and HEAT.
The game will be a class-based, 32-player shooter, with a multiplayer mode similar to Battlefield’s ‘Rush Mode’, called ‘Heist Mode’. Here, players are required to destroy bank vaults and steal money rather than capture points.
“We’re huge fans of Battlefield – we love that style of gameplay – but we’re also huge fans of movies like Heat and that, sort of, law enforcement/criminal world,” said lead game designer James Wearing to JoyStiq.
“The goal is really to connect those two. To create something that plays like Battlefield; drivable vehicles, large maps, large player-count in that world and there’s nothing out there like that. We want to be the first to create that product.”
Police Warfare will release in October 2013.
Elastic Games is a 14-person developer team who have formerly worked on games like Assassin’s Creed 2, Crysis 2, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto 4 and Far Cry 3.