Tom Clancy's Air Combat Announced

Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's Air Combat, describing this as a franchise, rather than a game, saying the "brand will launch in 2008" for PCs and consoles, offering aerial combat, and what they're hoping will be "an instant online multiplayer hit." Here's word:
Ubisoft Takes To The Skies With New Tom Clancy Air Combat Brand

Chertsey, England – September 25, 2007 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced the creation of a new Tom Clancy franchise being developed by Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio for next generation consoles and PC. The first air combat game taking place in Tom Clancy’s universe, the brand will launch in 2008.

“Ubisoft has an unrivalled track record of creating and sustaining new brands,” said Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft. “Our commitment to refreshing our catalogue with regular introduction of new IPs is what keeps gamers coming back for more. With this new brand we’re redefining the aerial combat genre and extending the Tom Clancy universe to deliver a compelling new action titles to next-generation gamers.”

Set in the near future, the game imagines a world where a private military force has accumulated such power that it attacks the USA. Thrust into the cockpits of incredibly powerful and technologically advanced jet fighters, gamers will benefit from hi-tech piloting assistance, providing comfort, security and enhanced perception. As players gain skills and confidence, they will be able to shed the assistance. But before choosing performance over security, they’ll have to weigh the risks carefully.

“We are confident that this new brand will become the new benchmark for flight combat games and will be, like other Tom Clancy based games, an instant online multiplayer hit,” says Sebastien Delen, managing director of Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio. “The player will experience all the action and excitement of modern air combat, from intense dog fighting to tactical strikes.”
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Sep 26, 2007, 07:59
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Sep 26, 2007, 07:59
 
This game may be something to keep tabs on.

And when I was in the Navy, the only rivalry was between us and the Marines that were on the same bases with us, and then there was nothing that couldn't be settled o'er a few dozen beers.

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Sep 26, 2007, 00:57
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Sep 26, 2007, 00:57
 
I can't understand how anyone can live on a sub, jesus I was in one once and couldnt' wait to get out.

You, Sir, are a claustrophobic PUSSY!!!111
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Sep 26, 2007, 00:25
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This has got my interest peaked, but right now I don't hold out much hope. We'll see how things develop.

BTW:
Another submariner here. I did tours on the USS Grayling, USS Georgia, and USS Hawkbill. Honestly, I never even knew there was an inter-service rivalry between the Air Force and the Navy. We ARE all on the same side...
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Sep 25, 2007, 23:48
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Sep 25, 2007, 23:48
 
"The amount of ammo my base expends daily in training, in addition to what I've seen overseas leads me to believe there's no shortage of ammo whatsoever."

Ammo at a base during peace time vs ammo in the field during war time are two different things. Every high tech war (which exceeded 6 or so months in length) has had supply problems - why would this be any different?

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Sep 25, 2007, 23:35
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Sep 25, 2007, 23:35
 
At first I thought: cool a flight sim! Then, I read it a little more closely, and thought: Oh, an "action" sim! And then I thought: meh.

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Sep 25, 2007, 20:25
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Sep 25, 2007, 20:25
 
I can't understand how anyone can live on a sub, jesus I was in one once and couldnt' wait to get out.

I'll take a hummer in the open anyday...both kinds.

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Sep 25, 2007, 20:06
 
About a few months back there was a post about an arcade-stlye flying/fighting game and the screenshots looked nice. I slightly recall something about the release date not being far off.. anyone know what game i am talking about?
sorry for the lack of info.

i remember getting excited thinking i can use my joystick again.. arcade flyers are good fun

The amount of damage done to the US in the first week alone has to have China and Russia laughing at us.
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Sep 25, 2007, 19:37
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Sep 25, 2007, 19:37
 
This could be potentially really cool stuff. Imagine if the casual gamer can fly excellently but at reduced damage/armor or whatever, then the hardcore sim player gets all the benefits. I'd be happy with a solution like that
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Sep 25, 2007, 18:58
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Sep 25, 2007, 18:58
 
Didn't take a thing personally to be honest as I knew it was interservice rivalry.

Ohio class indeed. Loved every minute of it and, no, 153 men did not become 76 couples with a threesome left over.


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Sep 25, 2007, 18:42
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Sep 25, 2007, 18:42
 
I was, completely.

Phew, got my knuckles lined up for nothing! I hope you didn't take anything I said personally anyway...they're just standard Chairforce vs. Gayvy talking points. I just go overboard (as it were) when it comes to branch rivalries sometimes...seriously, thanks for joining the Navy and volunteering for submarine duty (Ohio = Ohio class sub, right?) because God knows I'd go flippin' INSANE doing that!

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Sep 25, 2007, 18:28
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Sep 25, 2007, 18:28
 
I seriously hope you're joking anyway.

I was, completely. I am sincerely sorry for the things you had to experience in the service to this country and I respect you greatly for having served. Thank you for that service.

Though, it is quite difficult to get an Ohio in to the desert for an extended patrol.

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Sep 25, 2007, 18:24
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Sep 25, 2007, 18:24
 
"will benefit from hi-tech piloting assistance, providing comfort, security and enhanced perception. As players gain skills and confidence, they will be able to shed the assistance. But before choosing performance over security, they’ll have to weigh the risks carefully. "

Is that UBI-speak(tm) for "handholding arcade game" ?

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Sep 25, 2007, 18:06
 
You're the Chairforce. Man up, nancy boy and get your pretty blues dirty.

Hur hur, how hilarious. I won't be getting my "pretty blues" dirty EVER, mostly because they sit in my closet, waiting for a ceremonial occasion for which I can wear them. I'd much better wear BDUs/DCUs any day of the week than some stupid 1970s janitor-looking uniform with my name on my ass.

I seriously hope you're joking anyway. As I've said, coming from some sailor who probably sits on a ship rather than actually GOING TO THE DESERT (you know, where the wars are at?), I find your jabs at the Air Force both disrespectful and idiotic. Shit man, have you even BEEN TDY? I mean, anywhere NOT surrounded by water to the horizon? Thought so.

When I consider that the Navy actually maintains their planes at such a poor level quality (barely flying, that is), I consider myself lucky that I didn't join a branch of service that holds such mind-blowingly low standards for its troops.

you wouldnt have enough ammo from what i've read

The amount of ammo my base expends daily in training, in addition to what I've seen overseas leads me to believe there's no shortage of ammo whatsoever.
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AWESOME!!!!
Sep 25, 2007, 17:56
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Sep 25, 2007, 17:56
 
This is such good news to me. I've enjoyed pretty much all the Tom Clancy games, and to see them do air combat is great news. I am a bit confused about how the game will be marketable. If it's super complicated, no one will play it. But if it's too simplistic, people will be like "This ain't Tom Clancy!"
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I'd much rather that my country teach INTENSE math, science, and history to its grade school students, but that's just me.

Is this supposed to be some sort of vague political statement, or some vague making fun of the Air Force statement with the whole grade school comment?

Whatever it is, it's dumb.

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you wouldnt have enough ammo from what i've read - of course nukes etc would probably do the trick

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Great another POS coming
Sep 25, 2007, 17:27
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Sep 25, 2007, 17:27
 
Another f'n port from UBI that will screw over PC gamers.
UBI should just get out of PC game development because they don't have devs capable of making games for the PC and they really don't give a darn. They have proved this over and over again based on all of their PC releases over the last 2 years!!

Give it up UBI!!!

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Sep 25, 2007, 17:22
 
Don't fucking call me the Chairforce again.

You're the Chairforce. Man up, nancy boy and get your pretty blues dirty.

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Sep 25, 2007, 16:53
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Sep 25, 2007, 16:53
 
Try saying that to China's army, they will walk right over you.

Are you...are you freakin' kidding?? The Chinese military would fall to the US military pretty quickly in an all-out brawl. Don't speak of things of which you know nothing.

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Sep 25, 2007, 16:48
 
Tom Clancy's Blazing Angels: Ace Combat.

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