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America’s Army: Proving Grounds Is Now Free To Play On Playstation 4

America’s Army: Proving Grounds

What has been played by many PC gamers is now on the console. America’s Army: Proving Grounds is now on open beta on the Sony Playstation 4 which should increase the reach of this play-for-free game. While Proving Grounds was released in October 2015, the game itself has been available for PC gamers to download for years now, having been first released on the 4th of July 2002.

Using the Unreal game engine, this game is funded by the U.S. Army, America’s Army was designed to allow the gamers to explore the U.S. Army and determine if they want to join the Army. In short, it is also a recruitment tool for an all volunteer army with a twist of fun it is an FPS video game. Airsoft players we know of appreciate this free to download video game and it has been positively received by the gaming media, though others call it to be another propaganda tool by the U.S.A.

Here is the full press release by America’s Army as posted on Gamasutra:

America’s Army: Proving Grounds Now on PS4

Huntsville, AL (June 27, 2017) --cThe U.S. Army today announced it has entered Open Beta the FREE America’s Army: Proving Grounds (AA:PG) game on the Playstation 4. The game, which was released on PC in beta in August 2013, has more than 1.3 million player accounts and 935 years of play time.

“July 4th, 2017 is the 15th anniversary of the America’s Army game.  We’re excited to bring the latest version of the game to modern consoles.” said Daniel Kolenich, Executive Producer for America’s Army .

Bringing together the best of previous America’s Army games, AA:PG stresses small unit tactical maneuvers and training that emulates real-world Army training. America’s Army: Proving Grounds showcases the Army by emphasizing Army Values, teamwork, training and completing the objectives through gameplay that reflects the Soldier’s Creed

The America’s Army game features:

  • Several training exercises designed to sharpen small unit maneuver skills. Exercises are small engagements of 8 players vs. 8 players. These fast-paced maps focus on teaching players how to work as a team and learn basic skills and maneuvers.
  • Realistic equipment and military hardware such as such as the M9A1 & M1911 Pistol, 870 MCS shotgun, M14EBR-RI sniper rifle, M24 sniper rifle, M4A1 and the M249 Saw.Players can also use the M67 fragmentation grenade, M106 Fast Obscurant Grenade and the M84 Stun Grenade as well as optics that include the M68 Close Combat Optic, M553 Holographic Weapon Sight, M150 ACOG 4x Optic, Elcan M145 and Ghost Ring Sight.
  • Players have the ability to apply medical aid to stop their own bleeding which allows them to maintain their health and stay in the game for completion of the mission. Players can also assist downed squad mates to bring them back into the fight.
  • Integrated Voice Over IP for efficient team communication.
  • Customization including the camo pattern of their team, the gear load-out of their Soldier and the ability to unlock weapon skins on their weapons and to obtain new optics.

According to Playstation, you deploy an 8-man squad for a wide variety of missions such as rescuing a VIP, destroy military assets, intel gathering, and holding important military territory. Weapons in use by the U.S. Army are available in the video game gameplay will be conducted in new and classic America’s Army maps.

If you have your Playstation 4 console, you can down America’s Army: Proving Grounds here.