Gaijin Entertainment has launched a beta version of its long-awaited WWII combat flight simulator.
The game - aptly dubbed "Wings of Prey" - allows players to participate in a number of large-scale aerial operations over war-torn Europe, including The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Ardennes, Berlin, Sicily and Korsun.
The combat flight simulator also boasts an advanced environmental engine that renders highly detailed, realistic landscapes complete with ground support action.
"We have been developing this game for more than 3 years - and we continue making the game better. It certainly is the cutting edge in technologies at this time," Gaijin spokesperson Kirill Yudintsev told Impulse Gamer during a recent interview.
"It is unlikely that virtual pilots will see something else with such stunning levels of details and visuals any time soon. Undoubtedly, the planes in the game as much as possible reproduce advantages and vulnerabilities of their real prototypes.
?"Of course not everything can be showed in the game – ergonomics of cockpits for example. But all-in-all it is extremely detailed reproduction."
Additional game features include:
- Missions - Engage in more than 50 historic battles over Eastern and Western Europe.
- Historically accurate aircraft - Spitfire, Mustang and Messerschmitt.
- Flexible difficulty level system - From arcade to realistic simulation.
- Peripheral support - 6-DOF TrackIR, TripleHead2Go, Saitek, Thrustmaster joysticks, mouse and voice headsets.
- Single and multiplayer - 4 game modes, VoIP, lobby system, leaderboards, friend lists and host migration.