« We kept this in secret for very long, and now we can finally reveal World of Planes! We have been working on it since 2009, and our experience with "IL-2 Sturmovik:Birds of Prey",«Wings of Prey» and«Apache: Air Assault» helps us to make really global online simulation game. All our experience and all our resources were involved in this new game. I’m sure that this game will take a worthy place in the hearts of gamers.” - says Kirill Yudintsev, Chief Creative Officer of Gaijin Entertainment.
Despite really new generation of much improved technology, the project will be also optimized for the average gaming computer: " It’s very important for us to keep the game playable comfortable by everybody because it’s online game. In the same time we are supporting all modern technologies and utilize power of modern PCs too" - says Kirill Yudintsev.
Another key feature is the realism. In contrast to“Wings of Prey” where was 'Arcade' mode "World of Planes" will have no concessions for an inexperienced player. The developers promise the most realistic game that could impress even experienced virtual pilot. However, it is expected that the game will be suitable even for beginners, but how it will be achieved is a secret yet.
Unique features of«World of Planes»:
- Huge universe
Detailed and huge locations reproducing the real state of the countries participated in World War II. Satellite imagery has been used as well as maps of 1930th-1940th years to adjust them to the historical authentic state.
-Hundreds of planes in one game
More than 100 models of planes, participated in air battles of war with hundreds of planes in each combat.
The player can choose the side and upgrade or buy new planes for Germany (from early Bf-109 till early jets), USSR (including jet BI-1), RAF (from Spitfires to Gloster Meteor), Japan and USA.
- Detailed damage model
Unique technology allowing to visualize absolutely all possible damages that could be done to a plane, including even a scratch in any place; even angle of hit of each bullet is taking into account as well as all and consequences that could be caused by this bullet.
- Unique Career mode
Global career mode allowing player to choose one of sides and if lucky to bring victory to this side.
All of your experience and all your planes could be upgraded and improved. Starting from the scratch you can become an Ace.
- Real as life!
For real hardcore simmers there will be a way to tune and fix your plane's engine with a "screwdriver".
Now it is even more realistic than in a real life where there were technicians for that.
- Best pilot?
Combat is always going on, in a real time on a huge area of Eastern, Western, Pacific, and Mediterranean theatres of war.
And the situation on the battlefield will be affected only by players.
Countries can be defeated if all infrastructure and all ground armies will be destroyed. Pilots of victorious countries will get new ranks, and war will re-start again.
It's expected that average duration of each war will be about 3 months.
World of Planes is PC-only project. Closed beta test is scheduled on Fall 2011.