Controversial tactical military shooter Six Days in Fallujah is back in development, with Highwire Games now working on the game.
The title, which is based on the real-world Second Battle for Fallujah during the Second Gulf War, was originally canceled back in 2009 after Konami and Atomic Games received criticism for seemingly glorifying war.
The resurrected project is being worked on by Highwire Games, a studio made up of former developers who worked at Bungie on Halo and Destiny. Victura, a publisher set up by former Atomic Games CEO Peter Tamte, is handling the distribution.
According to a press release, the developer has worked directly with military personnel and Iraqi civilians who were present during the bloody battle. These personal stories will be told directly in the title through gameplay and first-hand accounts. Highwire Games is hoping to focus on the “uncertainty and tactics of modern combat.”
Six Days in Fallujah will launch on PC and consoles later in 2021.