Just wanted to give you a quick update on a few things that have developed during and since E3 as well as an update on our new and future hires and upcoming events!
You might have seen that we flew out to E3 2017 a few weeks ago. It wasn’t the first time someone from our team attended, however it was the first time we took a group of team members and showed Battalion in LA so it was an awesome experience that all goes towards development.
Overall E3 was a really cool event. It was really really interesting to hang out with and discuss things with other developers, especially our friends at Squad, Insurgency, Day of Infamy and Xbox; so that will really help development of Battalion in the long run!
One event we had lined up at E3 was a showing of Battalion at Alienware’s Exclusive Influencer Event. This was in a separate location from E3 and was really cool as it gave a lot of people a chance to experience Battalion in a way that we could control and test the game.
It was also great to see people like Rob Kazinsky as well as a bunch of Twitch influencers playing and loving Battalion in its early stages of development, so overall it was a pretty cool event.
In other news we’re happy to announce we’ve been on a hiring spree, as we’re rooting out talent from within the esports scene to help develop Battalion into the competitive game we all want it to be. The first announcement in this regard is that we’ve officially hired Phantasy (Mark!).
For those of you who aren't in the know, he’s an ex-CoD4 Promod pro and high level competitive gamer who’s going to be giving us feedback and making informative Youtube videos on Battalion to go on our official Bulkhead Youtube channel.
He’ll mainly be testing the game internally but he’ll also be utilising his skills and creating video content that will clearly outline updates throughout development as well as detailing other key features of Battalion down the road. Having his knowledge and skill set should improve our ability to get information across to you all as well as iron out bugs that would affect the competitive experience more efficiently.
We are all happy to have him on the team, so if you see him on Twitter or our Forums then make sure say Hey and welcome him on board!
The Bulkhead team will also be attending ESL ONE next week promoting and showing Battalion to competitive players and Esports Journalists. It should be interesting to gauge their reactions on it, get some feedback and hear their opinions on how far the game as come and its potential down the road.
Apologies for the lack of responses from us over that last few weeks, as you have probably guessed we have been super busy. However if we aren’t replying it’s usually a good thing as it means we are working hard behind the scenes!
That’s all for now. Hope all you Alpha backers are pumped for Alpha 0.2 coming up on July 14th - 15th! We’ll have some good fixes and a few additions to be detailed in coming updates so stay tuned!
Tuna & The Bulkhead Team