You’re going to be listening to rather a lot about MicroProse this 12 months. Regardless of its revival in the summertime of 2020, nothing a lot has been launched within the months since. Many of the fascinating initiatives coming from the model – reminiscent of Carrier Command 2 – are slated for launch in 2021, and we’ve simply been instructed about one other one so as to add to the pile.
HighFleet is… effectively. You’ll be capable of see within the trailer under, however there’s rather a lot happening right here. This seems to be like a slightly-bonkers mash-up of RTS games, management games and the type of cut-throat survival techniques you’d see in a roguelike like FTL.
You will need to handle and deploy a fleet of large, flying platforms as you discover and try to dominate a neighbouring land in a bleak future Earth. Cautious administration of your crew, and sources reminiscent of gas, will likely be vital to protecting your forces within the struggle. The official blurbs point out cautious positioning being the deciding issue within the tactical recreation, and likewise about the way you’ll want to interact in cautious diplomacy.
It’s not the simplest recreation to pitch, however there’s rather a lot right here to like. The tactical layer particularly seems to be prefer it may very well be very satisfying, despite the fact that you’re locked to a 2D airplane.
MicroProse is flexing its inventive muscle right here maybe, providing one thing that doesn’t fairly match their legacy picture of extra severe simulation games.
HighFleet will likely be launched on PC via Steam someday in Q2 2021.