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#4314509 - 11/23/16 01:13 PM OBD Roadmap  
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As I indicated yesterday herewith an announcement of OBD plans for 2016/2017.

First off for those who are unaware we have been generously sponsored by Mark Fairchild for the development of our new product for 2017.

So what is the new product?

Well I am sure many have guessed we are using our WOFFUE engine/systems to develop a WW2 Combat Flight sim.
Wings Over The Reich - or as we call it in-house WOTR.

This will follow the exact same lines as OFF/WOFF/WOFFUE in that it will be a phased release.

The intention is that it will eventually encompass the whole of WW2 and will be centered in Europe.
From the Battle of France, Battle of Britain to the massive day and night raids over Germany and German held territories.

The intention is that players will be able to play either side in fighter or bomber squadrons and will have and will build on many of the SP features of WOFFUE.
Aircraft models are all new high poly hi res textured aircraft with even more realistic DM than what is currently in WOFFUE

The world will be alive as will the theater change over time until very little of the main European cities is left.... again much like WOFFUE that has the frontlines moving and devastated tracts of land building up over time.

How long?

We have been burning our candles at both ends for the past year working on both WOTR and WOFFUE.
We will continue to focus more on WOTR in 2017 but still will be releasing add-on packs for WOFFUE.

We anticipate a release hopefully of WOTR P1 in the last quarter 2017 - but we cannot promise a definite release date as usual.

As a spin off we hope then to revisit WOFFUE and incorporate the new features of WOTR as an expansion/upgrade to WOFFUE.

We are aiming high and dreaming big and as usual we will deliver as best a product as we can for both WOFFUE and WOTR.
Future phases of WOTR and WOFFUE post 2017 are entirely dependent on support, sales and finance of course.

We will be updating the Web site in due course.

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#4314514 - 11/23/16 01:22 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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#4314518 - 11/23/16 01:26 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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Sounds cool! yep
Now i have 1 year to experience all the fine things of WOFFUE! charge


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#4314522 - 11/23/16 01:37 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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Whow, these are big plans, Sirs! Great! All the best for your efforts, will certainly buy it, when it comes out!

#4314528 - 11/23/16 01:42 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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Great news! Any chance for air war over Poland in 1939 in WOTR? I would like to see PZL 11c, PZL 23c Karas; and PZL 37 Los; in action

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#4314531 - 11/23/16 01:44 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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#4314536 - 11/23/16 01:46 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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#4314544 - 11/23/16 01:55 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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#4314555 - 11/23/16 02:44 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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This sounds great Winder. Looking forward to Wings Over The Reich! Also looking forward to whatever future enhancements you may be able to bring back into WOFF UE. This sounds like a win / win to me. charge


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#4314557 - 11/23/16 02:50 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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From the Battle of France, Battle of Britain to the massive day and night raids over Germany and German held territories.


Hum, interesting! wink Good luck!

#4314558 - 11/23/16 02:53 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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Wow! Straight poop right from the horse's mouth! Wait, that didn't sound right... Anyway, sounds like a great idea! You guys have obviously been hard at work and I'm sure the engine consideration has come up, Anything new with stuff like undercarriage modeling, engine component management, weapons systems, ground forces density, etc? Looking forward to the results! Rick Rawlings WWII challenges? I need to retire!

#4314560 - 11/23/16 03:00 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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WW2 does have a bigger crowd and potentially more sales, but is not what I'd be interested to buy. It's too bad that WW1 is not a cash cow and you need to move on to other pastures. darkcloud

#4314571 - 11/23/16 03:28 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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Ambitious! I like it. smile

The two people hoping for a 1920's racing sim must be devastated right now. biggrin

It's also good to know that you won't abandon WW1 completely.


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#4314576 - 11/23/16 03:42 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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Winder

That is great news. I do wonder however, how you will be able to achieve your lofty goals using the same CFS3 engine. I had the impression you folks had pretty much pushed the engine to it's limitw in WOFF UE. Have you managed to augment or mod the engine in some way?


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#4314581 - 11/23/16 03:51 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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Unsure of how I thought it was going to be a "non-flight" sim but I am not complaining.
I will certainly take the OBD touch on the Western Front in a WW2 flight sim.
Let us know when pre-orders start!

In the meantime I will certainly take all the WOFF stuff you can release.

#4314583 - 11/23/16 03:55 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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My God! I dream of flying OFFLINE iin a B-17 with box of 24 to 36 or 48 other B-17's fighting off "intelligent" AI on the way to strike a target in Germany. Not since B-17 the mighty eighth Have I dared to dream like this.

I might have to buy several copies of WOFFUE to support this venture.

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#4314584 - 11/23/16 03:58 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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I think that Roadmap makes perfect sense. It broadens OBDs potential sales into the much larger WWII genre which makes them more financially viable but with the Official Sponsor (the esteemed Mr. Fairchild) being a lover of WWI, we can have good reason to believe that WOFF UE will not be pressured to be abandoned in favor of the newer product.

WOFF UE is a very polished product that already contains countless hours of enjoyment. (Anyone here mastered all 78 aircraft yet or finished the war once yet from start to end with one country, let alone all of them?) Add-ons keep development going with additional planes, content and features while OBD gets to continue working on new technologies in the more profitable WWII genre, which can then later be ported back to WOFF UE. Short of a sudden, massive resurgence in WWI air combat sims, that is best Roadmap forward one could hope for.

Thanks to OBD for not giving up, to Mr. Fairchild for making this possible, to everyone who has and continues to donate to add extra wind in the sales (see what I did there?) and to all the modders who find creative new ways to expand our playing options and experiences. Best community ever and now with a brighter future than ever.


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#4314594 - 11/23/16 04:37 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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That sounds like a very promising future OBD! I will be buying no doubt. Hope to see a feature list sometime soon (flyable aircraft etc wink ).

#4314596 - 11/23/16 04:40 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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You have certainly set your sights high. Here's wishing you guys the best.


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#4314597 - 11/23/16 04:41 PM Re: OBD Roadmap [Re: Winding Man]  
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Great news...I'm in! thumbsup


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