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IL-2 Sturmovik images

IL-2 Sturmovik images

505 Games today announced that Jeremy Soule (KOTOR) will be in charge of the soundtrack of IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, while Joss Ackland (Lethal Weapon) will handle some of the voice acting. Included was also a bunch of images from the game.


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Commented on 2009-05-01 19:18:06
Wow, it seems like this will be the highest production values IL-2 yet!

I'm glad that they seem to be putting the focus on this one that it deserves.
Commented on 2009-05-01 19:20:31
I hope they're not ment to be screen shots... :-)


AS IF.....
Commented on 2009-05-01 19:50:58
It's about time someone put self-reflection on the darn vehicles, now if we got them in racing games I'd be happy...
Commented on 2009-05-01 20:25:40
Looks great I might be interested.
Commented on 2009-05-01 21:55:08 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
It's about time someone put self-reflection on the darn vehicles, now if we got them in racing games I'd be happy...
Which shot are you seeing that in? No matter where you see it, it's going to kind of be a 'hacked' effect. Until we have raytracing in games, you won't be seeing 'real' reflections. Water reflection and reflective cars work the same way.

I guess the reason they don't do self-reflection is you absolutely will have to create a new reflection map or reflection system for that particular model. If it's just an environment map, you need a custom texture, if it's some sort of portal / simplified world you need an entire different group of models.
Commented on 2009-05-01 22:28:26
I hope this one turns out well WW2 air combat was really the most interesting period as all the fighting took place in close quarters, none of this cheating missile nonsense...
Commented on 2009-05-01 22:51:37
What's with all the recent updates? Is there an event going on I'm not aware of?
Commented on 2009-05-01 22:53:41 In reply to broman
Posted by broman
What's with all the recent updates? Is there an event going on I'm not aware of?
Game industry seems to pick up again around this time every year, I'm surprised we're seeing as much as we are with a big E3 coming. E3 may be killer!
Commented on 2009-05-01 23:55:22
Looks very nice indeed. Much prefer the skill based dogfights of pre-heatseeking missile era planes.

Plus I wonder if Joss Ackland will be bringing his spunky backpack?
Commented on 2009-05-02 10:56:11
If this will actually be on the simulator side i'm in. I'm tired of arcade flight games.
Commented on 2009-05-03 19:20:01 In reply to powder
Posted by powder
Which shot are you seeing that in? No matter where you see it, it's going to kind of be a 'hacked' effect. Until we have raytracing in games, you won't be seeing 'real' reflections. Water reflection and reflective cars work the same way.

I guess the reason they don't do self-reflection is you absolutely will have to create a new reflection map or reflection system for that particular model. If it's just an environment map, you need a custom texture, if it's some sort of portal / simplified world you need an entire different group of models.
Shot 2 demonstrates it quite nicely. Obviously you're not going to get real-time ray-tracing, but as long as they 'fake' it well enough, I'll be happy. It's not gonna be 100 percent perfect, but it's nice to see some effort...
Commented on 2009-05-03 23:56:23
Can't wait for this one, the physics in IL2 have always been the best in the biz.
Commented on 2009-05-08 11:20:20
OMG!!! Really Really nice Screens!!! Can´t wait for this Game !!!

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