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Insurgency: Sandstorm goes up for preorder on Xbox One

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Insurgency (Image credit: Focus Home Interactive)

Insurgency: Sandstorm is the first-person shooter sequel to the surprisingly popular Insurgency. As expected, it brings high intensity, nerve-wracking modern military combat to consoles in August. The game has been available on PC for a while now. According to the developer, prepare for the fight with your choice of co-op, player vs. player or competitive game modes, in large- or small-scale multiplayer matches.

The press release Windows Central received said that Insurgency: Sandstorm is a game of team-based tactics and objective-oriented gameplay complete with player versus player, competitive matchmaking, and co-operative game modes set in a fictional, contemporary Middle Eastern conflict.

Your soldier's appearance, weapons, attachments, armor, and amount of carried ammo are all up to you. Call in airstrikes, request helicopter support, drive vehicles with mounted weapons, and use a wide range of specialist weaponry from grenades to drones to C-4 explosives. It sounds like a lot like Call of Duty, but honestly, it's much more intense.

If you're interested in the game, you'll be happy to know that it's available for digital preorder on the Microsoft Store. The game costs $40 and launches on August 25.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.