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IL-2 Sturmovik announced

IL-2 Sturmovik announced

505 Games will be bringing IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey to next-generation consoles next year, a welcomed entrance for the series. The game will be released on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and the PSP, and the console development will be made by Gaijin Entertainment. First images inside, though it's unsure if they are from the PC version or not.


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Commented on 2008-06-14 12:19:24
These games are fun on the PC. Great to see that consoles gets these too.
Commented on 2008-06-14 13:01:13
that looks amazing
Commented on 2008-06-14 13:09:52
wow, easy on the aliasing on pic 1, 2 & 4!
but in any case, i played this a long time ago on the PC, will be fun for sure
Commented on 2008-06-14 13:27:19
Looking good.
Commented on 2008-06-14 13:28:58
looks amazing, I missed it on the pc so I'll be picking this up.
Commented on 2008-06-14 15:28:38
This studio must have a lot of time to waste and money enough to spend on this genre! These type games don't do too well on consoles. And from the looks of this... it won't make it past the bargain bin.
Commented on 2008-06-14 15:47:49
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Commented on 2008-06-14 16:08:35 In reply to Cheboury
Posted by Cheboury
These type games don't do too well on consoles. And from the looks of this... it won't make it past the bargain bin.
Ace Combat is one of “these type of game” and it is outselling any PC simulator easily.
I don’t like Blazing Angels but who says that this game is following its steps?
Technology wise there is nothing wrong with this game, it all stays or falls with its controls, presentation, mission design and handling and you can’t judge these at this point.
You are not even trying to give it a chance.
Commented on 2008-06-14 17:35:09
I loved these games on PC so I'm pretty damn exited about this.
Commented on 2008-06-14 17:36:07 In reply to Cheboury
Posted by Cheboury
This studio must have a lot of time to waste and money enough to spend on this genre! These type games don't do too well on consoles. And from the looks of this... it won't make it past the bargain bin.
Released on PC in 2004 (if i'm not mistaken) IL-2 still remains THE BEST WW2-plane sim, but that's mostly because the guys from Maddox studio and 1C (distributor, both are from Moscow) almost don't have any competitors in this segment of vg market. About Gaijin... i don't know, the guys never released anything worthy in my opinion. Fortunatelly, their only job is to port the game to 360
Commented on 2008-06-14 17:40:37 In reply to Ishigami
Posted by Ishigami
Ace Combat is one of “these type of game” and it is outselling any PC simulator easily.
I don’t like Blazing Angels but who says that this game is following its steps?
Technology wise there is nothing wrong with this game, it all stays or falls with its controls, presentation, mission design and handling and you can’t judge these at this point.
You are not even trying to give it a chance.
And no, IL-2 doesn't follow any of these games' steps, it is a pure, serious and quite difficult simulator
Commented on 2008-06-14 21:25:40
"though it's unsure if they are from the PC version or not." There is no PC version of this game, and the game looks pretty different from the PC versions of the game.

The other good news is you will be able to play with the full simulation on 360 and PS3. The DS version is being made by yet another (different) team.
Commented on 2008-06-14 21:49:45
I have the PC version with the whole collection, and I can see it happening, a noobified version will be the console version.

Graphics look pathetic, they didn't bother to add AA for the console versions I see.
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Commented on 2008-06-14 23:04:01 In reply to MagnitkO
My fucking god of war, looks amazing.

It will be mine for sure
Commented on 2008-06-15 08:22:24
I got my eye on this... I love ol' skool dog fighting.
Commented on 2008-06-15 10:31:13 In reply to LEBATO
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Commented on 2008-06-15 21:58:38
i would play this type of games if the simulation was so accurate that if i finished the game i could fly/ride/shoot in real life...
Commented on 2008-06-16 15:14:22
Enough with the AA guys, these are screenshots, this happens all the time. Most games end up with AA anyway and it doesn't show in the screenshots.
Commented on 2008-06-16 16:50:09
Thats the best aviasimulator ever!!! Hardcore realism! I cant believe that they make a console version!!! Real great

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