plans to resurrect one of their franchises,
saying a new version of the Mighty Eighth
is in the works (thanks
). This World War II bomber game will support virtual reality as
well as non-VR gameplay. This will allow you to serve as part of the 10-player
crew of a B-17 or B-24 along with live or AI crewmates. They offer screenshots
of the interior of plane models and concept art, but no projected release date.
You can sign up to stay updated on the project through. Here are the
details they do provide:
"Imagine yourself inside a B-17 flying over
Germany, with flak exploding all around you. Deadly Me-109s and FW-190s are
zooming and booming spitting bullets that rip through the wings and the fuselage
of your Flying Fortress. Smoke fills the cabin. You glance out the window to see
flames licking the wing."
“Engine 4 is on fire! And I have no rudder control! Let’s put this fire out!
Someone head out to the back and see what’s wrong!”
“I’m on it!”, you shout, running towards the rear gunner station while you scan
the cables. “Damn”, you think “a hole in the fuselage and the cables were cut.
That FW-190 did some real damage here”. The good news is: you can fix it. Roll
up your sleeves and get to it. Quickly!
Did you imagine all this? Well, you won’t just imagine it. You will LIVE it.
We are honored to announce to you, our fans, that MicroProse is working
on a brand new The Mighty Eight title for Virtual Reality.
The Mighty Eighth will be a VR-first project (but also playable with no VR
enabled) in which you will be able to play with 9 other friends (or AI crew) as
you work together to survive the war and accomplish your missions.
Drop those bombs on the right spot, guide your crew through long drawn out day,
or the dark, moonless nights, keep your airplane in touch with the rest of the
squadron and HQ as you monitor radios and communications. Defend your Flying
Fortress by keeping those enemy fighters away from you and your squadron mates.
Pilot or co-pilot this beast under a massive amount of stress – and enemy fire,
but don’t drop out of formation or you’re a sitting duck.
The new Mighty Eighth is not just a game. It’s an experience from a different
time where young men grew faster than they should and saw things no man should
see. And YOU will be put right in the middle of the action.
But wait. There's more.
The Mighty Eighth didn’t just use the B-17. They also used the B-24 Liberator!
Shouldn’t we be able to fly that bomber as well, then?
And you will.
The B-24 Liberator will also be added, and you will be able to fly missions in
both the legendary bombers, each recreated with meticulous attention to detail.
The Mighty Eighth
How’s that for a true Mighty Eighth experience?
The question here is: will you be ready?