Heroes & Generals is a combined first-person shooter and strategy video game in a World War II setting. It is being developed by independent studio Reto-Moto, which is founded by some of the original founders of IO Interactive and the Hitman series, and will be published by Square Enix. The developers call it a "mass participation game" in contrast to a traditional massively multiplayer online games, where the actions in the FPS-part of the game reflects into the strategy-part.
The main part of the game is a team based first-person-shooter, but it ties into a persistent game world. Within the strategy-part of the game, players can move resources around on a strategic world map, and when two Assault Teams meet, the battle between them will be played out as FPS-battles. The strategy part of the game feeds resources into the action game.
There will be three gamemodes for the FPS-part of the game for launch; Assault, Skirmish and Interdiction. Assault is a type of domination gameplay, Skirmish is a regular team-deathmatch, and Interdiction is an attack on supplylines.
The game will include World War II era tanks, planes, and land vehicles. Infantry units are also a vital gameplay aspect. Tactical decisions made by officers in grand campaigns affect in-game support, reinforcements, and logistics. Players will encounter a variety of terrain, from vast fields and war-torn countrysides to cities embroiled in conflict.