A new Unreal Engine version of WarBirds titled WarBirds 2020
and macOS is in the works for release this fall. This World War II aerial combat
series has been flying high since it first took off in 1995, but if it wasn't on
your radar, you'd be forgiven for thinking this was grounded long ago. The
latest version, WarBirds - World War II Combat Aviation - 2018
available for Windows and macOS
since it was released a few
as WarBirds 2016
reveals plans for a new version of the game to be
published by MicroProse, which is odd in light of the
company's closure over 15 years ago
circumstances surrounding the revival of MicroProse go unexplained in the
announcement, but the brand was last owned by Atari, and it was snapped up in
one of the Atari fire sales in 2007. Here's WarBirds 2020 announcement:
iEntertainment Network Inc. (OTCBB: IENT) and MicroProse announce
agreement for Development and Co-Publishing of the new WarBirds 2020 World War
II flight simulation that has been successfully entertaining millions on virtual
online pilots since 1995.
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.”
WarBirds 2020 FEATURES
- Launching for PC/Mac computers fall 2019.
- Mobile and game system versions to launch in 2020.
- Brand new graphics system using the Unreal 4
- High Detail Cockpits and Aircraft.
- New technology to map actual physical locations
for more realistic simulation.
- Regular Historical Events are held monthly over
large geographical areas like Europe, Japan, and not the small area
skirmishes of many other sim games.