, the first time in the IL-2
series featuring aircraft carriers (players will have the option to take-off and land on aircraft carriers during combat), will have a multiplayer mode that will allow up to 128 players to participate in live online aerial dogfights, Ubisoft
announced. In addition, cooperative play and dynamic online campaigns are also available for up to 32 players. Pacific Fighters will also feature over 40 flyable aircraft models, extensive tutorials and customizable settings, 16 maps including historical locations such as Midway, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor and Singapore, and more. This new flight simulator developed by 1C: Maddox
will be released in November. The first game trailer is now locally mirrored.
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UBISOFT ANNOUNCES NEW MULTIPLAYER OPTION IN PACIFIC FIGHTERS™
Challenge up to 128 players in multiplayer dogfight mode.
San Francisco — September 23, 2004 — Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest videogame publishers, today announced that its upcoming flight sim combat Pacific Fighters will launch with a multiplayer mode that will allow up to 128 players to participate in live online aerial dogfights. In addition, cooperative play and dynamic online campaigns are also available for up to 32 players.
For the first time in any retail combat flight simulation, Pacific Fighters will allow massive live engagements in dogfight mode on the same dedicated server via Internet or LAN. Whether it’s in dogfight or cooperative mode, Pacific Fighters will provide an unparalleled online multiplayer experience.
"We are thrilled to offer flight-sim enthusiasts the opportunity to fight in massive live engagements. Aerial dog-fighting between live opponents in multiplayer will never be the same again. The opportunity to join huge squadrons or plan a Task Force to route the enemy will be amazing in Pacific Fighters," said producer Fabrice Cambounet.
Pacific Fighters provides a faithful re-creation of the most decisive battles of WWII’s Pacific theater, in famous locations like Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. The courage of a single pilot could turn the tide of war. Pacific Fighters ships for the PC in November. For more info about Pacific Fighters go to www.il2sturmovik.com.
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