Steam’s most divisive shooter finally has early access after 18 years
Controversial Steam shooter Six Days in Fallujah has officially entered early access after an 18-year hiatus.
Six Days in Fallujah was developed and published by Highwire Games/Victura as an authentic first-person tactical shooter inspired by “true events”, specifically an unfavorable encounter between US Marines and Iraqi soldiers that occurred between 2004-05 – referred to in-game as being one of “the toughest urban battles since 1968”.
Six Days in Fallujah was originally set for release in 2010. However, publisher Konami announced in 2009 that they had parted ways with Atomic Games due to contentious themes of the game and declared bankruptcy shortly thereafter; Highwire Games eventually took over development duties but this process took longer than planned and now, two years after Highwire took over Atomic, Six Days in Fallujah is finally entering early access on Steam!
Highwire team announced this update by saying, “With Six Days now available on Steam we hope to attract an active community who enjoy real world tactical shooter games, which in turn can help shape Six Days for years ahead.
Victura CEO Peter Tamte stated in a press release issued by Victura: “It can be hard to comprehend the experience of combat through fictional people performing fake actions in fictional environments, yet these young soldiers demonstrated remarkable sacrifice and courage during Iraq and are providing us all a new lens through which to view this important event of this century. Now is the time for challenging outdated stereotypes regarding video gaming as entertainment!”
Early Access Build features four co-op missions playable by up to four players at once on procedurally generated maps designed to recreate “the uncertainty of combat”. Later on, further co-op missions and story campaigns will be added as DLC content.
Six Days in Fallujah will soon arrive for PlayStation and Xbox consoles at a later date.