IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Next Month

The Official Ubisoft Online Store now offers an April 26, 2011 release date for IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, the upcoming Eric Johnson-free combat flight simulator sequel. Here's word on the game's setting in World War II's Battle of Britain: "Fly into the pivotal aerial battle for the skies of Britain. As a member of the British RAF, face off against the deadly German Luftwaffe and the Italian air forces. IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover is the next exciting World War II flight combat simulation title from 1C: Maddox Games, creators of the critically acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik series." Those who preorder the game will get a free copy of Silent Hunter III. Thanks Larry.
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Mar 18, 2011, 22:16
Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Next Month Mar 18, 2011, 22:16
Mar 18, 2011, 22:16
DangerDog wrote on Mar 18, 2011, 13:44:

You can indefinitely activate your copy of the game on the same PC. You start with three activations (so, three different PC hardware configurations) to begin with. After one month, one activation will be re-credited (up to a maximum of three available activations at any given time).

If you change your hardware out a lot or roam around on a bunch of different PC's then this could be a problem for you.

What seems to be the biggest issue of contention about the sim is that it uses Steamworks and is tethered to Steam. Many polls on the official forum asking if Steam should be removed from the game etc ;P
If it uses Steamworks, then why the fuck do they need to slap on another DRM scheme to limit activations? This just went on my "wait and see" list. I could go live with one or the other, but both? Besides, IL2-1946 still has plenty of life left in it.
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