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#4477394 - 06/10/19 07:33 AM Microprose is brought back from the dead  
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Didn't see this one coming

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Their first game will be Warbirds 2020 together with IEN.

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#4477396 - 06/10/19 08:16 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I'm not going to get too excited just yet. I see that 'Will Bill' Stealey is mentioned. Anyone remember M4 Tank Brigade?

Too few details as of yet but I see mobile versions planned.


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#4477399 - 06/10/19 08:39 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
I'm not going to get too excited just yet. I see that 'Will Bill' Stealey is mentioned. Anyone remember M4 Tank Brigade?

Too few details as of yet but I see mobile versions planned.


Let's hope they can bring back the magic from EAW into the multiplayer now !

#4477406 - 06/10/19 09:52 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Dear Microprose, please hire BMS team and give us a 2020 dx14 version and open it up for more player-planes.

#4477411 - 06/10/19 10:35 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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"Warbirds 2020" I will definitely follow its development and see how it turns out. I just hope it's not too "arcadey".

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#4477417 - 06/10/19 11:26 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Must be my trifocals, but where's Fleet Defender?

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#4477418 - 06/10/19 11:29 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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What does Fleet Defender have to do with Microsoft?


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#4477419 - 06/10/19 11:32 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Me thinks PM needs glasses. smile



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4477420 - 06/10/19 11:35 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
Me thinks PM needs glasses. smile



haha! My bad. That's what happens when I post before I've had my fourth cup of coffee. Thanks for making me aware of my brain fart. smile


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#4477463 - 06/10/19 06:09 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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To be fair, we do have TWO threads going on about MICRO-something flight sims today.


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#4477477 - 06/10/19 07:31 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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We're not going to let PM get off that easy. The Microsoft thread didn't exist until a couple or so hours later. smile



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4477479 - 06/10/19 08:06 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Hmmn, some legal entity buys up the Microprose trademark, then through a bit of slick web site design implies they were responsible for creating the classics of the past.
Eventually, the visually stunning 'Warbirds 2020' will appear as an always online free-to-play, pay-to-win lootbox ridden personal information gatherer.

I may be wrong of course, but in this MBA world, I doubt it...

#4477482 - 06/10/19 08:39 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I hope the game is not free to play.

Think permadeath, with golden parachutes...

#4477483 - 06/10/19 08:41 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: mikew]  
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Originally Posted by mikew

Eventually, the visually stunning 'Warbirds 2020' will appear as an always online free-to-play, pay-to-win lootbox ridden personal information gatherer.



Quoted for da truth!


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#4477484 - 06/10/19 08:52 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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First screens :O YOWZA

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#4477489 - 06/10/19 09:10 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
I'm not going to get too excited just yet. I see that 'Will Bill' Stealey is mentioned. Anyone remember M4 Tank Brigade?


This.

If Wild Bill is involved...it's going to be air-quakeish for sure. Besides...the allure of Microprose titles in the past was it's awesome offline campaigns and immersion. If this is online only I doubt it will resemble anything like the Microprose of old.

Anyone remember that Jane's title that came out a couple years ago? I will remain pessimistic...lol


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#4477493 - 06/10/19 09:49 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I’m confused... where is Fleet Defender? I looked and looked but couldn’t find.

#4477494 - 06/10/19 09:54 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I've never been a super-hardcore simmer (although I do appreciate those sims) and yet I'm a cockpit-only flyer. This goes all the way back to Microprose's own Stealth Fighter where you better be keeping your head down in those MFDs and watching the indicator bars and lights. External screens do nothing for me, never have. But I don't see them going back to more modern aircraft anyway, with proper pit and single-player campaign.



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4477495 - 06/10/19 09:57 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Major Dragon]  
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Originally Posted by Major Dragon
I’m confused... where is Fleet Defender? I looked and looked but couldn’t find.


I'm still waiting for FD on GOG with the videos and whatever else came extra with the Gold version.



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4477504 - 06/10/19 11:04 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I'd only be interested in a classic flight sim experience with the focus on single player design. I've watched my nephew play World of Warplanes and I even tried it once but it was a pretty craptastic experience. I want a sim of the days of yore made for a PC not requiring an internet connection, activation process with limited licenses per user per computer, that comes with a key card, manual and some personality that I can escape into as a single player with my little screen, joystick and with my imagination.

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