Project Reality is probably the most realistic military FPS you can find. The eight-year-old Battlefield 2 and ARMA 2 mod focuses heavily on squad tactics, and has players facing off in massive maps. Despite its age, however, the mod still have a large collection of dedicated players and the developers have been regularly improving it with better graphics and added realism.

Things are about to change, though. The team of modders have finally decided to step things up a notch with the announcement of Project Reality 2. It will be a free, standalone game that requires no retail game to play. It’s also being made in the CryEngine 3 engine, and looks and sounds amazing.

The developers state, “Our mission is to create the most realistic, immersive and demanding shooter within a virtual combat environment, focusing on encouraging teamwork through tactical gameplay.”

The developers are already well into the project. They started on Project Reality 2 last year and plan to have an Alpha build ready within the next two months for internal testing.

The Alpha will start with the Fools Road map, based on Laskar Gar in the eastern part of Afghanistan. They’ll also have a basic training map for players to familiarize themselves with the updated game. The next map will be of a Spanish city, Sant Elm.

They note, however, “a public release is still way off,” since they’re developing the whole thing from the ground up.

In the meantime, check out the initial map and character renders below.

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