Storm of War: Battle of Britain Announced

The Pacific Fighters Website has the announcement of Storm of War: Battle of Britain (thanks Frans), presumably the same Battle of Britain game from Maddox Ubisoft announced in 2003 (story). Word is:
Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announces Storm of War: Battle of Britain, to come in November 2006 for PCs worldwide. Storm of War: Battle of Britain is the first instalment in the new Storm of War franchise from award-winning developer Maddox Games. Ubisoft and Maddox games previously collaborated on the acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik and Pacific Fighters games.

In Storm of War: Battle of Britain, players will take to the skies during the famous Battle of Britain. Using classic World War II planes, the game offers a variety of historical missions through solo campaigns or online combat and cooperation. Storm of War: Battle of Britain includes a new 3D engine and damage model technology, enabling genre newcomers to enjoy a smooth ride thanks to a state-of-the-art flight simulator and scalable gameplay.

“The Maddox series of flight simulators became instant references of the genre and we know that PC gamers are eagerly awaiting the next occasion to ride the skies,” said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for North America at Ubisoft. “Storm of War: Battle of Britain guarantees a thrilling ride; it is the genuine heir to flight simulator hall-of-famer IL-2.”

“We’ve invested our time and talent to create new technology so players will be stunned by the quality of Storm of War: Battle of Britain,” said Oleg Maddox, creator of the acclaimed IL-2 series. “Our collaboration with Ubisoft has been very fruitful and we’re sure that gamers will be excited to join the ‘proud few’ in this recreation of an important battle of the Second World War.”
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May 15, 2006, 18:25
Jim
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For some reason, the MSFS 3rd party teams have gotten away with that for years...

Well MSFS is a whole different beast. While there is probably a good deal of overlap, I would think that the IL-2(et al) community probably finds MSFS boring and much of the MSFS community may find IL-2 too arcadish.

I like both and don't mind paying for good products.

Jim
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May 15, 2006, 10:17
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For some reason, the MSFS 3rd party teams have gotten away with that for years...




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May 15, 2006, 08:46
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Please:
- make a decent single player campaign
- don't release the sim with 9 planes and charge us $10 a pop for any extras

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May 14, 2006, 22:52
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I don't even play flight simulators and I have a ton of respect for Oleg and what he creates. A friend of mine is huge into IL-2 and its amazing what he created with such a small team. It's really good to see Ubisoft continuing to support him.

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Re: clouds?!?!
May 14, 2006, 21:54
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Good old Oleg and his team...excellent news!

Agreed. Hopefully this continues their tradition of dominating the flight sim genre.

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May 14, 2006, 20:55
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Good old Oleg and his team...excellent news!

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May 14, 2006, 20:01
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Doesn't look exactly the same to me. There are some differences. For a far better preview of what is to come:
http://www.simhq.com/_all/all_019b.html
http://www.simhq.com/_all/all_019c.html



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clouds?!?!
May 14, 2006, 19:25
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I'm a long time supporter of the IL2 franchise. I've really been looking forward to Oleg's BoB title. But man... those exterior shots look they're ripped right from the current game engine?!?! What gives? How is this a next gen title with 2001 technology?

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boo hoo, not another WW2 game :p

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