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New MMO in the making - MMO flight simulator, Warbirds 2020

agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
'MicroProse announce agreement for Development and Co-Publishing of the new WarBirds 2020 World War II flight simulation..
CEO David Lagettie of MicroProse says, “I am excited to work with iEntertainment Network CEO and Co-Founder of MicroProse, ‘Wild Bill’ Stealey, to produce the next generation of WarBirds 2020 WW II combat flight simulation using new modern technology and promoting worldwide.”
Wild Bill Stealey says, “It will be fun to be working with MicroProse again to do great simulation games! We are very excited to be partnering with David and his team to update our very successful WarBirds 2020 product for WW II combat simulation fans around the world.'







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  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    Some info:

    free to play + subscription (basic planes will be free, subscription purchasable for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month)
    unreal engine 4
    release in october this year
    no paid unlocks, lootbox etc
  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    some screenshots:




  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,733
    Based on Steam I'm inclined to think that this isn't a new MMO in the making.

    It's patch "2020" for game "Warbirds". Their last patch was "2019" this April. 
    laserit
     
  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    edited July 29
    Vrika said:
    Based on Steam I'm inclined to think that this isn't a new MMO in the making.

    It's patch "2020" for game "Warbirds". Their last patch was "2019" this April. 

    They are remaking the whole game on Unreal Engine 4, so esentialy they are making a new game, just look at those screenshots :)
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,733
    edited July 29
    agamenn said:
    Vrika said:
    Based on Steam I'm inclined to think that this isn't a new MMO in the making.

    It's patch "2020" for game "Warbirds". Their last patch was "2019" this April. 

    They are remaking the whole game on Unreal Engine 4, so esentialy they are making a new game, just look at those screenshots :)
    I might accept that explanation for relaunching the same game once.

    I won't accept it from a devs who have just launched the game as "Warbirds 2019", and before that as "Warbirds 2018", etc. They keep adding more to their existing game and launching it under new name.
     
  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    Vrika said:
    agamenn said:
    Vrika said:
    Based on Steam I'm inclined to think that this isn't a new MMO in the making.

    It's patch "2020" for game "Warbirds". Their last patch was "2019" this April. 

    They are remaking the whole game on Unreal Engine 4, so esentialy they are making a new game, just look at those screenshots :)
    I might accept that explanation for relaunching the same game once.

    I won't accept it from a devs who have just launched the game as "Warbirds 2019", and before that as "Warbirds 2018", etc. They keep adding more to their existing game and launching it under new name.


    Well they just called the patches like that..... they didn't realy launch the game as warbirds 2019 2018, because they have one steam page, this time they are changing the games engine.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,872
    agamenn said:
    Vrika said:
    agamenn said:
    Vrika said:
    Based on Steam I'm inclined to think that this isn't a new MMO in the making.

    It's patch "2020" for game "Warbirds". Their last patch was "2019" this April. 

    They are remaking the whole game on Unreal Engine 4, so esentialy they are making a new game, just look at those screenshots :)
    I might accept that explanation for relaunching the same game once.

    I won't accept it from a devs who have just launched the game as "Warbirds 2019", and before that as "Warbirds 2018", etc. They keep adding more to their existing game and launching it under new name.


    Well they just called the patches like that..... they didn't realy launch the game as warbirds 2019 2018, because they have one steam page, this time they are changing the games engine.

    Changing the game engine - but not changing the game.

    So new engine, same old game.
    laserit
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,733
    edited July 29
    agamenn said:
    Vrika said:
    agamenn said:
    Vrika said:
    Based on Steam I'm inclined to think that this isn't a new MMO in the making.

    It's patch "2020" for game "Warbirds". Their last patch was "2019" this April. 

    They are remaking the whole game on Unreal Engine 4, so esentialy they are making a new game, just look at those screenshots :)
    I might accept that explanation for relaunching the same game once.

    I won't accept it from a devs who have just launched the game as "Warbirds 2019", and before that as "Warbirds 2018", etc. They keep adding more to their existing game and launching it under new name.


    Well they just called the patches like that..... they didn't realy launch the game as warbirds 2019 2018, because they have one steam page, this time they are changing the games engine.
    From Steam page:

    "The new WarBirds 2019 has many new updates including: new terrains, more updated flight models for most of the Axis aircraft from recently discovered additional flight logs of the original aircraft; and new and improved weapon delivery systems

    ....

    WarBirds 2020, expected to launch in September 2019, will bring brand new terrain, aircraft, and target art and updates...."


    These are patches, or you could also call them expansions. This is not a "New MMO in the making" as you claim.
     
  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    edited July 29
    DMKano said:
    agamenn said:
    Vrika said:
    agamenn said:
    Vrika said:
    Based on Steam I'm inclined to think that this isn't a new MMO in the making.

    It's patch "2020" for game "Warbirds". Their last patch was "2019" this April. 

    They are remaking the whole game on Unreal Engine 4, so esentialy they are making a new game, just look at those screenshots :)
    I might accept that explanation for relaunching the same game once.

    I won't accept it from a devs who have just launched the game as "Warbirds 2019", and before that as "Warbirds 2018", etc. They keep adding more to their existing game and launching it under new name.


    Well they just called the patches like that..... they didn't realy launch the game as warbirds 2019 2018, because they have one steam page, this time they are changing the games engine.

    Changing the game engine - but not changing the game.

    So new engine, same old game.


    Yea new engine, but if the old engine is 20 years old isn't it like remaking old game into new one ? I think it is.


  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    edited July 30
    Instead of being pessimistic can we talk about how great it is that an old school mmo (which is a real mmo) is being remade on a new engine ?

    It's like Ultima Online would be remade with modern tech or Everquest.
  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,149
    agamenn said:
    Instead of being pessimistic can we talk about how great it is that an old school mmo (which is a real mmo) is being remade on a new engine ?

    It's like Ultima Online would be remade with modern tech or Everquest.
    I've not played the current game or seen much of this new one. I have one main question:

    Is it actually an MMO?

    By this, I mean does it support 500+ players within the same virtual environment? Or is it just calling itself an MMO but in fact has fairly standard player caps (like 50 per battle or whatever)?
  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    edited August 9
    'I mean does it support 500+ players within the same virtual environment?'

    Yes it does
    cameltosis
  • Noobmaster_95Noobmaster_95 Member UncommonPosts: 71
    agamenn said:
    Instead of being pessimistic can we talk about how great it is that an old school mmo (which is a real mmo) is being remade on a new engine ?

    It's like Ultima Online would be remade with modern tech or Everquest.
    I think it's just great
    agamenn
  • AAAMEOWAAAMEOW Member UncommonPosts: 1,059
    agamenn said:
    'I mean does it support 500+ players within the same virtual environment?'

    Yes it does
    Is it an rpg in a persistent world? or more like MOBA with "matches"
  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    AAAMEOW said:
    agamenn said:
    'I mean does it support 500+ players within the same virtual environment?'

    Yes it does
    Is it an rpg in a persistent world? or more like MOBA with "matches"


    It is an persistent world, but it's not an rpg, it's a flight simulator.

    There is a persisten war going 24/7 that lasts a few months, it starts in 1939 and goes to 1945.

    Every few weeks the date goes forward and new planes get available according to the date of the war, it's pretty historical.

    The goal is to bomb and capture enemy airfields taking and destroying strategic objects on the map taking over territory and winning the war.

    It's an old school type game - there is no grind to unlock anything, you just play for the fun.
    Phaserlight
  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 7,800
    Did anyone else have to check the date of this thread to make sure it wasn't a necro from years ago?
    OG_ZorvanJeffSpicoli


  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 1,818
    Wow, a game that looks like shit even in Unreal.


    MMORPG.COM took away my swinging cheerleader butt .gif.

  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    edited September 8
    OG_Zorvan said:
    Wow, a game that looks like shit even in Unreal.

    What? This is shit ?

  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,837
    edited September 8
    Going to be tough to compete with War Thunder in this market. I can't see how anyone could improve upon or compete with what they are doing/have done with that game. 

    WWII
    War Sim
    Online 
    I'll check it out but again, i can't see this competing with WT
    • Aloha Mr Hand ! 

  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    It's totally different from war thunder....... it's like comparing call of duty and battlefield series, when you will try it out, you will know.
  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,060
    what's the persistent world like at endgame? how will large-scale player actions impact the world?

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  • agamennagamenn Member UncommonPosts: 58
    Robokapp said:
    what's the persistent world like at endgame? how will large-scale player actions impact the world?

    Endgame is whatever the players make it out to be, because everything is player dependant.


    What do you mean by large scale player actions?

  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,060
    agamenn said:
    Robokapp said:
    what's the persistent world like at endgame? how will large-scale player actions impact the world?

    Endgame is whatever the players make it out to be, because everything is player dependant.


    What do you mean by large scale player actions?

    I mean I was wondering what the massively-multiplayer portion is like. Do you organize fleet battles like in EVE over territory control for raw materials and infrastructure that you can use to build new planes with or...

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