Bohemia Interactive announces the development of a brand new helicopter game
Prague, Czech Republic 31st March – Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent Czech development studio, is pleased to announce the development of a brand new helicopter game: Take On Helicopters. Built upon over 10 years of experience, Take On Helicopters immerses players within beautifully rich landscapes and an authentic helicopter experience. The complete helicopter experience is scheduled for release exclusively for PC in Q4 2011.
Take your first steps towards mastering rotor-wing flight across a massive range of enjoyable challenges, or create your own missions using the powerful easy-to-use mission editor. Take to the air above two beautifully rich and expansive environments, based upon real-world North American and South Asian terrain-data. Take on cutting-edge technology, helicopters modelled in stunning detail, a large-scale, open-world sandbox and authentic flight dynamics… Take On Helicopters!
In the latest instalment of Bohemia Interactive’s line-up of immersive games, the player takes on the role of a civilian helicopter pilot. Harry Larkin’s aviation business has fallen on tough times. Built up over decades, it’s now only days away from closure. His sons face an uncertain future, struggling to save the company their father spent his whole life building. Together, they must take on contracts and competitors; together, they take on helicopters!
Take On Helicopters will offer:
- High fidelity flight dynamics modelling
- Richly modelled helicopters & cockpits
- Expansive & detailed environments
- Powerful & intuitive mission editor
- Multiplayer in co-op & competitive scenarios
Bohemia Interactive´s CEO, Marek Spanel, explains:
“Our military simulators from the Arma series have been providing infinite fun and creativity for nearly a decade now. Helicopters were always an important part of our games and we feel it is time to give them some proper polish in a dedicated project. Take On Helicopters is an accessible yet very authentic helicopter game, which challenges players to prove their flight skills in the rich environments of North America and South Asia.”
For more information please visit projects website at helicopters.takeonthegame.com Take On Helicopters is scheduled for release exclusively for PC in Q4 2011
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About Bohemia Interactive Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio that focuses on developing original state of the art computer entertainment and simulation software, including the research of proprietary advanced real-time 3D graphics, artificial intelligence and physical simulation technologies for real-time interactive environments.
Operation Flashpoint*, Bohemia Interactive’s debut game published by Codemasters in 2001, became the No. 1 best-selling PC game around the world and has won many international awards, including “Game of The Year” and “Best Action Game.” Over two million copies of Operation Flashpoint have been sold since its release. Bohemia Interactive’s second major release, ArmA: Armed Assault, followed in 2007 and sold over half million copies on PC through various local publishing partners. Arma 2, the latest hit in the series of realistic military simulators, released worldwide during summer 2009 was placed in the top positions of official PC charts around the world immediately following its release. Arma 2 won “Most PC” Game in the 2009 PC Gamer Awards and is actually featuring 14th rank in their “Best PC Game of all times”.
Following the release of Arma2 was the standalone expansion pack Arma2: Operation Arrowhead, the massive expansion was strongly received by both critics and fans alike, reviews considered it as surpassing the previous title and building on the strong mil-sim heritage. “Armaverse” was then expanded further by the hugely popular British Armed Forces (BAF) and Private Military Company (PMC) DLCs, both released in 2010.
Bohemia Interactive won the Best PC Game Developer award for 2001 at London’s ECTS exhibition and Rookie Studio of the Year award at GDC 2002.
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