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Carrier Command 2 by Microprose
« on: December 16, 2020, 05:22:23 AM »
Another legend reborn perhaps?

I知 holding my excitement for any of these new titles until MP actually delivers something.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1489630/Carrier_Command_2/
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Re: Carrier Command 2 by Microprose
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2020, 10:06:12 AM »

I知 holding my excitement for any of these new titles until MP actually delivers something.


Yup.

That said, it looks interesting. But my hopes for an interesting look at the future of drone warfare will probably sink when the I realize the likely reality is that this will be a nice-looking arcade shoot-em-up that aims for the Ace Combat audience.

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Re: Carrier Command 2 by Microprose
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2020, 11:36:15 AM »
Another legend reborn perhaps?

I知 holding my excitement for any of these new titles until MP actually delivers something.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1489630/Carrier_Command_2/

Yeah.

If they deliver all the stuff they are planning to they will be making my year.

Loved this game - spent hundreds of hours playing it on my amiga. Hopefully they will recreate the experience. seems its more than just an idea from the video.
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Re: Carrier Command 2 by Microprose
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2020, 11:38:39 AM »
Another legend reborn perhaps?

I知 holding my excitement for any of these new titles until MP actually delivers something.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1489630/Carrier_Command_2/

Yeah.

If they deliver all the stuff they are planning to they will be making my year.

Loved this game - spent hundreds of hours playing it on my amiga. Hopefully they will recreate the experience. seems its more than just an idea from the video.

Release is scheduled for April 2021, so I would say it is well along in its development cycle and definitely much more than just an idea.
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Re: Carrier Command 2 by Microprose
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2020, 12:15:20 PM »
Another legend reborn perhaps?

I知 holding my excitement for any of these new titles until MP actually delivers something.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1489630/Carrier_Command_2/

True, one can promise anything, but delivering quality is only proven by the action of actually doing it. The market can do with another quality publisher. They will definitely have my support for a number of their titles.


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Re: Carrier Command 2 by Microprose
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2020, 11:12:35 PM »

I知 holding my excitement for any of these new titles until MP actually delivers something.


Yup.

That said, it looks interesting. But my hopes for an interesting look at the future of drone warfare will probably sink when the I realize the likely reality is that this will be a nice-looking arcade shoot-em-up that aims for the Ace Combat audience.

Well the original Carrier Command isn't exactly a study sim to being with  :coolsmiley:
It's not so much about the future of drone warfare than actual SciFi. The world & the narrative are not supposed to be related to existing tech and places. Carrier Command is all about customizing on the fly your force by manufacturing your own combat units to oppose and destroy the enemy mirror carrier. It is much closer in terms of genre to a game like, say, Battlezone (for the vehicular part) and Battle Isle (for the strategic part) than it is to an actual simulation. Don't expect to play a realistic drone carrier sim more than you would expect to play a realistic tank sim when starting a game of O.G.R.E.  ;)

If you want to have a good idea of the gameplay, the (kinda underwhelming) remake that is Carrier Command: Gaea Mission is usually pretty cheap during the sales. If you're not afraid of losing your sight due to overexposure to rough polygons, Hostile Waters is a great homage that tries to have an actual story on top of it (and succeeds rather well at creating a peculiar atmosphere despite the obvious ridiculous settings  :arr:)
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Re: Carrier Command 2 by Microprose
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2021, 03:58:11 AM »
The playtest has started, some limited footage starts to be available on the side (nothing too official for now) but if you're curious

https://youtu.be/VIx5glxso-w

That is very first-level, not all the vehicles are available just yet (only 2 out of 5 aircraft types for instance IIRC) they're having players testing the interface mostly, but there's some bang bang to be had :)

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Re: Carrier Command 2 by Microprose
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2021, 09:18:23 AM »
The playtest has started, some limited footage starts to be available on the side (nothing too official for now) but if you're curious

https://youtu.be/VIx5glxso-w

That is very first-level, not all the vehicles are available just yet (only 2 out of 5 aircraft types for instance IIRC) they're having players testing the interface mostly, but there's some bang bang to be had :)

Looks interesting.  I loved the original, and am one of the few folks who actually enjoyed the Bohemia Interactive remake years back. So a strong potential buy for me.

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Re: Carrier Command 2 by Microprose
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2021, 12:36:44 PM »
How many carrier and/or WW2 pacific games are in play right now?

Must be an impressive number.