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#4477973 - 06/13/19 07:30 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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The death nail for any flight simmer:

"Mobile and game versions expected in 2020"


Most likely it is different to PC version, because it will be released a year after. It is known for developers to make different version for different platforms.



Yes...I understand that. It still doesn't make me feel all warm and squishy for the PC version.


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#4477975 - 06/13/19 07:33 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Mouse as a virtual joystick would be acceptable, so long as there's no magic gimbal aim for the guns like there was in Star Citizen.

#4477976 - 06/13/19 07:34 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Mouse as a virtual joystick would be acceptable, so long as there's no magic gimbal aim for the guns like there was in Star Citizen.


That's how it was as I remember it, last time I played it was nearly 15 years ago.

#4477980 - 06/13/19 07:41 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
JimBobb, here's some positivity for you (and I should have looked this up earlier)... smile

The owner of the Microprose brand at the moment is David Lagettie and his resume/bio looks awfully impressive...
https://au.linkedin.com/in/david-lagettie-b55a8426

As does his current company (may take a while to load)...
http://titanim.net/www/index.php/page

However, keep in mind that spending money and having passion and good intentions don't always work out (Fighter Ops and Seven G).

But now I think it's worth following these developments as they come along. smile

EDIT: Oh, and I also found this...
MicroProse Software Inc. Replication Logo Mug Mugs


Now I am interested.
It does not look like another attempt to milk Warbirds.
Let's hope they have the resources to deliver.


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#4478002 - 06/13/19 09:43 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I'm off on a rockin' mini-vacation...just wanted to say that I'm glad this is looking like it could actually amount to something spectacular, even if it doesn't turn out to be what *I* want most (updated MP classics).

++++++++++

Another (and fairer) automotive analogy...

1. GM announces the return of the Pontiac ("We Build Excitement") brand.
So what, they can slap the name on anything.

2. GM also announces the return of the Fiero.
Ok, you got my interest now.

3. GM announces the return of the Fiero concept, a modernized version which closely resembles the original mid-engine your-ass-on-the-ground 2-seater wedge-shaped stick-and-clutch pocket-rocket.
Now you've got my full attention! biggrin

I think we're currently on #2 with Microprose.

Later. waveband

#4478007 - 06/13/19 10:27 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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The Fiero was a death trap.


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#4478030 - 06/14/19 07:13 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Concept art, things are looking GOOD

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#4478033 - 06/14/19 08:17 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Lol JimBobb,do you work for these guys? wink

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#4478034 - 06/14/19 08:21 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Chucky]  
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When someone sees a potentialy good flight sim which one played every day 20 years ago and then nothing on the flight sim market........ one goes crazy wink

I just have so many good memories from Air Warrior and Warbirds 1990's times..... i want them to come back wink

#4478037 - 06/14/19 08:54 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Those good times? Yup,I get that. I reckon a vast majority of the guys on here want exactly that. I know I do.

Not a Microprose game I know but I played the crap out of Carrier Command in 1988. 24 years later I go nuts because there is to be a sequel. I then go nuts because it's just not very good.

There are so many Microprose titles I want re-made but I'm pretty sure that is not what we are going to get. The market has changed. I can't speak for Air warrior or Warbirds,I've never played them.

I'm a cynical old Chucky and will remain so until I see different.

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#4478048 - 06/14/19 10:46 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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#4478053 - 06/14/19 11:03 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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How old is Wild Bill anyway? He is running the show for 40 years.

#4478105 - 06/14/19 03:41 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I guess there is a difference of thought here...some of us are looking for a ressurection of the old Microprose sort of titles...and some are looking forward to a Warbirds reboot. On the Warbirds front...they never left...they have freshened up versions in 2016 and 2019. I'm not sure where the nostalgia fits in for Warbirds...not much to miss since it's still being actively developed and has been since 1996.


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#4478207 - 06/15/19 06:24 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Force10]  
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Originally Posted by Force10
I guess there is a difference of thought here...some of us are looking for a ressurection of the old Microprose sort of titles...and some are looking forward to a Warbirds reboot. On the Warbirds front...they never left...they have freshened up versions in 2016 and 2019. I'm not sure where the nostalgia fits in for Warbirds...not much to miss since it's still being actively developed and has been since 1996.


I guess that's because literaly no one is playing Warbirds currently, and a -real- modern version, will be a sort of a reboot. With unreal engine 4 now, it -looks- like it might be the case.

#4478208 - 06/15/19 07:11 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Microprose truly was epic. They made great games and the whole Sim Game thing happen. I could care less about any new products.

I still love EAW - European Air War but I've retired from that even after 20 years.
Its like driving a classic car. You're never going to replace it with something new.
You would have to for one get the old programmers together and that is unlikely. And also producing a decent game is more than just programming, just like making a movie to need director, actors, editing, cinematographers, etc. all to combine right to get in the Awards, etc.

I prefer the olds days frankly and my memories as far as Microprose is concerned. May they RIP.

That said, I accept some remake cars can be cool even if I don't drive them.

Since I always dabbled in webpage making its interesting to note that if you look at the html source code of the index page fof microprose.com
Code
<!--
       Template Name: Microprose
       Author: TK
       Version: 0.1
    -->


It would be interesting maybe if TK is the same TK of Microprose and if he has any hand in a new product.

But then again I'm not exactly holding my breath.

#4478209 - 06/15/19 07:23 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: FsFOOT]  
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Originally Posted by FsFOOT
Microprose truly was epic. They made great games and the whole Sim Game thing happen. I could care less about any new products.

I still love EAW - European Air War but I've retired from that even after 20 years.
Its like driving a classic car. You're never going to replace it with something new.
You would have to for one get the old programmers together and that is unlikely. And also producing a decent game is more than just programming, just like making a movie to need director, actors, editing, cinematographers, etc. all to combine right to get in the Awards, etc.

I prefer the olds days frankly and my memories as far as Microprose is concerned. May they RIP.

That said, I accept some remake cars can be cool even if I don't drive them.

Since I always dabbled in webpage making its interesting to note that if you look at the html source code of the index page fof microprose.com
Code
<!--
       Template Name: Microprose
       Author: TK
       Version: 0.1
    -->


It would be interesting maybe if TK is the same TK of Microprose and if he has any hand in a new product.

But then again I'm not exactly holding my breath.




Interesting, there is also this in the source code



'3D planetary engine for seamless planet rendering from space down to the surface. Can use arbitrary resolution of elevation data, refining it to centimeter resolution using fractal algorithms'

#4478323 - 06/16/19 06:55 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I guess there is a difference of thought here...some of us are looking for a ressurection of the old Microprose sort of titles


Found some more info on what MicroProse will be doing:

'David intends to bring other great simulation products to the new MicroProse PTY portfolio of games with the first new game to be Burning Worlds in 2020', MicroProse PTY Ltd is the relaunch of the original MicroProse Software company by Australian entrepreneur, David Lagetti, with Whole of Earth Global Rendering FPA games and simulators coming soon.'

https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/481...d-microprose-to-co-publish-warbirds-2020

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#4478356 - 06/16/19 12:12 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Force10]  
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Originally Posted by Force10
I guess there is a difference of thought here...some of us are looking for a ressurection of the old Microprose sort of titles...and some are looking forward to a Warbirds .


Then there's a third group:

Some of us who know that the world and business models of 30 years ago has changed, but refuses to declare a failure until we see it.

This place is SimHQ. If ever there was a community that would be welcoming of a sim development company in the climate we have in 2019, I would expect this to be it.



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Some of us who know that the world and business models of 30 years ago has changed, but refuses to declare a failure until we see it.


They announced the business model for Warbirds 2020, it will be free to play (basic plane set, spit 1, 109 e, etc) and subscription for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month.

This is best deal for me, unlike war blunders there is no cash shop because of subscription and players still can play for free.

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