Squad (early access)
Squad is a heavily team-oriented tactical first person multiplayer shooter developed by OffWorld Industries. Squad is based on famous Battlefield 2 mod Project Reality- created by the same developers. Based on Unreal engine 4, the game's primary focus is teamplay and realism, so game mechanics highly discourage player to do lone wolf-ing. For example- at least 2 teammates are needed to capture enemy capture points, at least couple of teammates are needed to build forward operating base etc.
The game is one of the most greenlighted game on steam and will be available as early access on steam on December 15. Moreover Squad is one of the most successful video game kickstarter ever, earning four hundred thousand canadian dollars in kickstarter.
Game mechanics- There are 4 factions- USA, Russia, Insurgents and Militia (more will be added as its an early access video game). Each team has unique weapon set/classes. Right now there are no vehicles so the gameplay is totally infantry oriented, but as the development progresses vehicles will be added in future, possibly with choppers. The maps are big, like 4x6 Km so each squad needs to deploy respawn points and forward operating bases in order to keep the fight going(or keep pushing the objectives). The developers' plan is to create 50vs50 or 70vs70 player battles (and even bigger).
What makes this game different from others is that Squad has a base building system so your team can garrison and maintain objectives(or hilltops) easily. Squad leaders are supposed to 'order' squad mates to create walls/barricades in specific places and squadmates are supposed to carry out the orders.
The game mechanics may sound very similar to Arma series, it is actually similar to Arma but Arma is a simulation game and Squad developers don't want to go full simulation like Arma series, neither they want to create an arcade-ish shooter like battlefield. They want to create something in between.
Similar Games- Arma series, Project reality mod, Insurgency, Red Orchestra 2, Battlefield series, Arma 3 king of the hill mode(base building).
official website: joinsquad.com