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#4625992 - 05/04/23 12:51 PM Microprose acquires Falcon  
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Looks like the new Microprose has the rights to Falcon .

We'll see what this means. Falcon 5.0 maybe? What happens to BMS if that happens? The link below does say they'll support BMS. Not sure what that'll entail yet.

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#4626001 - 05/04/23 01:48 PM Re: Microprose acquires Falcon [Re: wormfood]  
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Interesting. They are building up a fanbase, if nothing else. Hopefully a Falcon 5.0 is in the future. Perhaps they will employ the BMS developers.

#4626028 - 05/04/23 09:01 PM Re: Microprose acquires Falcon [Re: wormfood]  
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Looks like Microprose will just let the BMS team do what they do, but now with the full blessing and support of the IP holders.

https://forum.falcon-bms.com/topic/25128/future-collaboration-with-microprose

#4626032 - 05/05/23 12:23 AM Re: Microprose acquires Falcon [Re: wormfood]  
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interesting news indeed,

Microprose have always had the rights to falcon but they are now showing an interest after all these years.

Falcon 5 maybe?

Probably the most sought after simulation of the viper ever made...

Hopefully the devs and bms teams can make it happen...

#4626065 - 05/05/23 10:09 PM Re: Microprose acquires Falcon [Re: wormfood]  
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I would like Falcon 5 to be the F-35, somehow... I mean, we had Falcon in the 80s, not long after the Viper was introduced, so why not?

#4626132 - 05/06/23 11:25 PM Re: Microprose acquires Falcon [Re: wormfood]  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC0wlfJrQgI&t=143s

What do you guys make of that?

Looks very like a deal has been ironed out between bms and mps.

Speculation at moment but something could be cooking...

#4626460 - 05/13/23 01:48 AM Re: Microprose acquires Falcon [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Pfft, no, a Block 60 Viper would be cool.


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#4626543 - 05/15/23 01:26 AM Re: Microprose acquires Falcon [Re: wormfood]  
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Eurofigter typhoon would be nice...

Along with the block 60 and F35,


Me wants it ALL lol

#4627357 - 05/24/23 04:13 PM Re: Microprose acquires Falcon [Re: wormfood]  
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I wish them the best of luck. It's a very tough market out there.


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#4627451 - 05/25/23 07:32 PM Re: Microprose acquires Falcon [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I wish them the best of luck. It's a very tough market out there.


+1 panzer,

If it really is a case of Falcon5 then i would say this will be a standalone paid for product that will be MPS devs only.

Bms are falcon4 and will continue as they are with their mod.

But the expectations for falcon5 will be pretty high for paying customers and MPS will need a lot of devs to pull this off?

Speculation i know but it will be a tough call for sure.

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This is great news!

I remain hopeful that this will turn into something great! Microprose seems interested in reviving simming and returning to their roots somewhat with other things they have in development.

I will try not to get my hopes up too high though...like when the original creator of Red Baron...Damon Slye...bought the rights to re-make Red Baron. We were excited...but what we saw was an abomination. Mario/Zelda like atmosphere with him making the game more "accessible" by nuking all the things that made the original great.

Whenever a sim developer says they are making a game that's more "accessible" for everyone...it's pretty much a death nail for the simming community. They end up not giving enough to either side, and pleasing nobody.


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I am very excited for the new Microprose. I want updated versions of Falcon 4 (F35 maybe) B17 2, Tank Platoon, F14 Fleet Defender and F117.
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There was a box?

All we had here in our stores were shrink wrapped binders.

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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
I would like Falcon 5 to be the F-35, somehow... I mean, we had Falcon in the 80s, not long after the Viper was introduced, so why not?


This, absolutely this! As such, +1

The F-35 is the logical successor for the F-16 in a "Falcon sim". The F-35 (-A in this case) is the replacement of the F-16 and just like the F-16 will be USAF's (and many allied forces) workhouse/main fighter aircraft.

Besides, the F-35 due to it's sensor fusions, advanced electronics and advanced capabilities (such as stealth) will be a very easy plane to learn how to fly and fight with which IMO is good to attracting new players to the genre.
On top of this, addons/DLC's can be easily made where for instance and after the F-35A being released, addons/DLC's with the F-35B and F-35C could be made and released later on.


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