Monday, October 8th 2007

Ubisoft Takes to the Skies With New Tom Clancy Air Combat Brand

Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced the creation of a new Tom Clancy franchise being developed by Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio for next generation consoles and PC. The first air combat game taking place in Tom Clancy’s universe, the brand will launch in 2008. Set in a near future, the game imagines a world where a private military force has cumulated such power that it attacks the USA. Thrust into the cockpits of incredibly powerful and technologically advanced jet fighters, gamers will benefit from hi-tech piloting assistance, providing comfort, security and enhanced perception. As players gain skills and confidence, they will be able to shed the assistance. But before choosing performance over security, they’ll have to weigh the risks carefully.

“Ubisoft has an unrivaled track record of creating and sustaining new brands,” said Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft. “Our commitment to refreshing our catalog with regular introduction of new IPs is what keeps gamers coming back for more. With this new brand we’re redefining the aerial combat genre and extending the Tom Clancy universe to deliver a compelling new action titles to next-generation gamers.” “We are confident that this new brand will become the new benchmark for flight combat games and will be, like other Tom Clancy based games, an instant online multiplayer hit,” says Sebastien Delen, managing director of Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio. “The player will experience all the action and excitement of modern air combat, from intense dog fighting to tactical strikes.”Source: Ubisoft
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13 Comments on Ubisoft Takes to the Skies With New Tom Clancy Air Combat Brand

#1
LiNKiN
Staff
You had me at hello. I am a sucker for dogfight/air combat games. This is definately good news as far as I am concerned. Surely they will have some sweet multiplayer scenarios as well!
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#2
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I'm going to be all over this. There simply isn't that many games out there like that.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Thank god! I love games like this!
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#4
Exceededgoku
So do I! I look forward to seeing how this spans out!
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Best Airfighting type sim games I played, TOP GUN on the NES and Wing Commander on the SNES (both games)
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Ravenas
by: Polaris573
Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced the creation of a new Tom Clancy franchise being developed by Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio for next generation consoles and PC. The first air combat game taking place in Tom Clancy’s universe, the brand will launch in 2008. Set in a near future, the game imagines a world where a private military force has cumulated such power that it attacks the USA. Thrust into the cockpits of incredibly powerful and technologically advanced jet fighters, gamers will benefit from hi-tech piloting assistance, providing comfort, security and enhanced perception. As players gain skills and confidence, they will be able to shed the assistance. But before choosing performance over security, they’ll have to weigh the risks carefully.
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“Ubisoft has an unrivaled track record of creating and sustaining new brands,” said Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft. “Our commitment to refreshing our catalog with regular introduction of new IPs is what keeps gamers coming back for more. With this new brand we’re redefining the aerial combat genre and extending the Tom Clancy universe to deliver a compelling new action titles to next-generation gamers.” “We are confident that this new brand will become the new benchmark for flight combat games and will be, like other Tom Clancy based games, an instant online multiplayer hit,” says Sebastien Delen, managing director of Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio. “The player will experience all the action and excitement of modern air combat, from intense dog fighting to tactical strikes.”

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Jesus, could Ubi Soft leech any more money out of Tom Clancey's name? I'm not saying Tom Clancey games are bad, but it's like their whole company is based on the franchise...
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#7
wazzledoozle
What's next? Tom Clancy's Party Poker?

It would certainly involve a level of espionage....
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#8
INSTG8R
by: Ravenas
Jesus, could Ubi Soft leech any more money out of Tom Clancey's name? I'm not saying Tom Clancey games are bad, but it's like their whole company is based on the franchise...
Bingo!
They are just milking his name for all its worth(seeing as he basically sold it to them)The quality of the whole TC series has just gotten progressively worse and more dumbed down. Like wazzle said whats next Tom Clancy's Party Poker......
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#10
Ravenas
by: wazzledoozle
What's next? Tom Clancy's Party Poker?

It would certainly involve a level of espionage....
I actually laughed out loud. :roll:

On a serious note, I'm a huge fan of the Rainbow 6/Ghost Reacon/Splinter Cell franchises...They all give me the right amount of realism to absolutely love them.
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newtekie1
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by: Ravenas
Jesus, could Ubi Soft leech any more money out of Tom Clancey's name? I'm not saying Tom Clancey games are bad, but it's like their whole company is based on the franchise...
Meh, if the game is good I could care less.
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#12
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Sound very cool and also very multiplayer laggy... people flying in a 3d controlling world with rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air.
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#13
AddSub
Finally, an air combat simulation for the PC. They pretty much went extinct by the end of 1990s, with very few titles released in the last 7-8 years on the PC. Any worth mentioning that is. Of course, Playstation 1/2, PSP and XBOX360 have the excellent Ace Combat series. Nothing of the sort exists on the PC. I know FPS games are popular with twitch kiddies and all, but come on give it a rest already. It's gotten to the point now where FPS and MMORPGs make up the bulk of games being released/played. It used to be that if you played turn-based games, you were considered old-school gamer. Now if you play any non-FPS and non-MMORPG games, even the new ones, you are considered an old-school gamer. Personally, I think it's a matter of attention spans, and kids nowadays have extremely short ones.
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