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Verdun arrives on consoles nearly two months before Battlefield 1

It’s official, WWI is the new WWII

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Console fans looking to dive deep into World War I combat are in for a treat this summer because multiplayer shooter Verdun is headed to modern consoles.

In an email circulated today, the teams at M2H and Blackmill Games announced that Verdun would be available Aug. 30 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, nearly two months before Battlefield 1.

Verdun puts players in the trenches with several European and American factions during The Great War. When we spoke with the team last year we learned how they build maps based on real-world battlefields in Belgium and France using historical artifacts.

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