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Offline Jarhead0331

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Microprose to publish...
« on: May 05, 2020, 06:13:12 AM »
Congrats to the teams making Sea Power, Task Force Admiral and Second Front! This is exciting news and I hope the arrangement will be mutually beneficial to all. I canít think of better titles to lead the resurgence of this classic gaming powerhouse.

https://www.microprose.com/news/microprose-is-back

With that being said, with the big reveal announcement, I was really hoping for news about some of the classic titles in development...really looking forward to seeing those details.

In any event, Iím really excited about all the future titles that will be coming our way.
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Re: Microprose to publish...
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 06:46:09 AM »
F-ing yeah!!!  :bd: \m/

If Microprose is gonna come back with a new stable, these are the types of games and devs to arrive with.

That is one classic cover-library for their page-header, too. I had forgotten they were involved with some Star Trek titles once upon a time; though I played through "A Final Unity" at least twice. (It was even meant to be regarded as a canonical episode once upon a time.)

"Stay with us, MicroProse is back, and we mean business. "  \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/

I almost even signed up for their newsletter before I came to my senses!  :coolsmiley: I'm not even being sarcastic about that! -- I hate being put on unknown extra mailing lists, and I almost signed up for it anyway!
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Re: Microprose to publish...
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 06:46:26 AM »
Agreed. Good luck Sea Power team AND the task force admiral team:)
Looking forward to seeing some of the more classic announcements as well though.
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Re: Microprose to publish...
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 07:36:10 AM »
I still play Task Force 1942 from time to time...this is good news. Task Force Admiral is on my wishlist!

Now, if they could get Master of Orion back on the market along with Steve Barcia, that would be the best!
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Re: Microprose to publish...
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 08:06:25 AM »
Thank you Jarhead  :notworthy:

Yes of course, I can also understand the disappointment for those who wanted a B-17 or a M1 to suddenly crash through their monitor tonight  :coolsmiley:
But worry not, for these are on the way, they didn't make these models to let them lie idle around for long - unfortunately, can't say much more without crapping on our NDAs  C:-)

Point is, we're a first effort, and a very good opportunity to stress test the young (yet experimented) team that is organizing the announcement. We wholeheartedly agreed to be the Guinea Pigs in this operation that is more of a resilience test than anything - and so far so good. It's wasn't uncommon even for legacy MPS to publish third party games (and some of these are rightly in the official Pantheon like Grand Prix, UFO or Transport Tycoon among others) so I am fine with the practice. Trust us with the legacy, I was instrumental in making it happen in the first place with the chaps at Microprose, and you can expect us to carry that flag high and proud.

Cheers everybody, and thank you for your support - all the way :)

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 08:09:02 AM »
Awesome. I did sign up for the newsletter!
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 08:41:09 AM »
All 3 of these look great to me. Looks like I better get ready to kill the old Piggy Bank.  :coolsmiley:
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 08:42:22 AM »
Congrats to the Sea Power, Task Force Admiral and Second Front teams!
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2020, 10:56:37 AM »
Whoa... my three most anticipated games signed by my all-time favorite publisher. Awesome.

And I just realized David Lagettie is the CEO of Microprose. I never interacted with him personally, but we both came up in the Operation Flashpoint community and both worked on VBS1 professionally (though I was on the American team). Small world, and he's done very well for himself.

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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2020, 01:58:23 PM »
WOW! Such great news! My wallet is really going to suffer, but damn the torpedoes-full speed ahead! And that teaser mentioned, the holy grail: Maybe even B-17 in the near future! It's like Back to the Future!!

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Re: Microprose to publish...
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2020, 03:34:45 PM »
Considering their first games were released around 1985, that comparison is especially apt!  :coolsmiley:
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2020, 04:22:55 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2020, 04:56:03 PM »
Run for it Marty!

Plutonium might be something you can pick up in the corner drugstore but this is the 1950's and it's a little hard to come by!
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2020, 05:20:35 PM »
Wow, this is just fantastic news.
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