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Legend revived from the dead - Microprose, teams up with IEN for first simulator, Warbirds 2020, OMG

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Makabb, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    HOLYYY SHITTTT YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


    microprose.com


    https://techraptor.net/content/microprose-returns-to-publish-warbirds-2020-coming-fall-2019
     
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  2. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Hey Infinitron move this to the MMO, i forgot that it's a online flight sim
     
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  3. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Found some info after digging:

    - Unreal 4 engine
    - Technology to map actual physical locations for realistic simulation
    - from free to play to subscription
    - World wide scale rather than small conflicts
    - whole of earth global rendering
     
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  4. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    It's time for another golden era of flight sims.:whiteknight:
     
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  5. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    First screens !

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  6. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Another one, without the filters and no 'special?' stuff I guess

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  7. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    They are an amazing company but nobody will buy this.
     
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  8. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    why?
     
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  9. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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  10. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    Flight Sims don't sell anymore, look at Hawx and whatnot. They all flop. And anyone who is a neckbeard pilot already has DCS. Hope I'm wrong but I think they would have been better coming back with something else, anything else. Gunship 2000 was a different type of game, they should have brought that back instead.
     
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  11. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    There is still place for light-sims like IL-2 was, and there is no IL-2 currently. IL-2 BOX was a flop because of microtransactiosn and being not finished.

    Warbirds is sim light like il-2, that's why it should sell.
     
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  12. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    Maybe, but IL2 was a loooong time ago. Average gamer today has probably never even heard of a Flight Sim, let alone Microprose or IL2. Although this could go the other way and mean that a lot of new gamers try it because they never played a flight sim before. I just hope there are enough people interested in dogfighting.
     
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  13. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Maybe not, but there's still plenty of us old grognards who remembers them, we are just waiting for the next type of this game which does not exist currently.
     
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  14. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    Does DCS not do P51 Mustang and whatnot? The thing with Microprose is that they can do fun gameplay as well as good simulation. One of the best games I ever played was Gunship 2000... The gameplay made it, and nothing since has worked in the same way.
     
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  15. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    DCS is too hardcore for me, I don't enjoy those ultra realistic flight sims.


    There are 3 different type of flight sims.

    Arcade - think War Thunder, WoT etc

    semi flight sim - think IL-2, European Air War, Combat flight simulator, Battle of Britain

    hardcore flight sim - Falcon 4.0, DCS etc
     
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  16. mondblut Arcane

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    That's what a single word whose trademark has probably lapsed does to a studio!
     
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  17. Tweed Learned

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    So is Microprose back the way Atari is back? Or is it actually, you know, back back?
     
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    Looks good guise! This is it boys! PC gaming is making a come back. Another sweet shot.

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  19. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    Yeah I don't like it either. It annoyed me that there is a "gamer mode" that just isn't fun. It still requires a lot of screwing around and I just want to fly around blowing stuff up.
     
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  20. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    The original founder of Microprose who founded the company together with Sid Meier is back - Bill Steeley and some other dude, so there's 2 original members back, the rest of the team idk, but back in the day a company used to have 5-10 people.
     
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    Stealey is running the publisher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEntertainment_Network
     
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  22. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    We will know for sure if they are 'back back' once the game goes live.
     
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  23. Tweed Learned

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    Well that's certainly more back than I would have expected so maybe there's a chance.
     
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  24. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    pls be true, pls be true
     
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  25. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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