Darkflow Software’s Cuisine Royale (published by Gaijin Entertainment of War Thunder fame) may have started out as an April Fool’s Day joke, but — like a lot of the jokes that come out of game developers on April 1st — it seems enough people like it for the developers to create the full game. Now, the game is available on Steam in early access. More importantly, it’s free-to-play until June 25. After that, you may to have to pony up some cash if you’d like to play.

If you grab it now, however, it’s guaranteed that it’s yours to keep and play forever. I’m being a bit vague here because the developers state on the steam site that they will “probably make it a paid game to cover server expenses and fund further development.” Effectively, they haven’t come to a full decision, but I’d bet on that being exactly what happens.

If you’d like to check out the game, you can do so on its Steam page.

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QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community. For the past five years she's been a writer at Gamebreaker TV.

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  1. Peasant on June 19, 2018

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they ditch Enlisted and focus on this project instead BR is very popular at the moment.

    • Curst on June 19, 2018

      They’d have to be stupid to do that. They’d miss out on the opportunity to fill the “accessible but realistic free WW2 shooter” niche and destroy their reputation in the process.

  2. Snoken on June 19, 2018

    The game is a spinoff of another game they are working on called “The Enlisted”. Thats why the gameplay mechanics and the assets already look and feel very polished but the menues, some of the functionality and the UI is very barebones and full of placeholders. That being said the game runs on the same engine as War Thunder and the graphics look amazing, certainly the best looking BR out there. And yet it also runs really well. I get 100+ fps constantly on a decent pc, somehow most games cant manage that nowadays. The shooting takes some getting used to, its a bit more realistic and shaky but i prefer that over perfectly accurate. Overall it has lots of potential.

  3. Weilan on June 19, 2018

    Thanks, but no, I don’t want anything to do with this BR crap fad that will, die in a year.

  4. DEmodeboom on June 19, 2018

    SHOTS have been fired.