Sid Meier's Ace Patrol revealed

World War I-set mobile strategy game for iOS launching May 9 as free download.

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The next game from Civilization designer and industry veteran Sid Meier has been revealed. 2K and Firaxis Games today announced Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, a World War I-set air-combat game launching May 9 on iOS as a free download.

The game was conceived, designed, and programmed by Meier himself. In Ace Patrol, players pilot vintage aircraft and must defend their base camp and allies from invaders.

Thirty upgradable historical World War I aircraft and more than 120 missions will be available in Ace Patrol. In addition to a turn-based single-player mode, the game will offer two-player multiplayer either locally or through asynchronous play via Game Center.

Ace Patrol joins a growing list of mobile games from Firaxis, following Haunted Hollow (launching May 2 in the App Store) and XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which will launch this summer on iOS.

Discussion

31 comments
Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Android port, please.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Another low-ball non-event "news" article eh Eddie? Bet you're gutted you couldn't find a way to make the headline ask US if the game was revealed AND turn it into a troll by misquoting Sid to make it sound like he's bashing non-iOs stuff.

Errorcutive
Errorcutive

WHERE IS XCOM ON IOS YOU PROMISED US !!!!!!!!!

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

iOS is a developers' paradise. Maximize them profits as much as possible. Android is hackers paradise on the other hand. They even have to hack just to change system sound effects. *Facepalm*

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

Not exactly a game I was looking for, Sid.

Daian
Daian

Pay to win is bs, not real games. Since this is free it will clearly have pay to win microtransactions.

PetroEng_M7md
PetroEng_M7md

it's not a "mobile" game, it's an iOS game.. welcome to Post-PC era, old. 

Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

Mobile app games? Is this what the great Sid Meier has been reduced to? :(

Magnum50
Magnum50

So FREE, means Freemium right? Would love the game but i don't do freemium anymore, sell me the game upfront or don't.

Setho10
Setho10

Well I'd be interested to play it just because Sid probably hasn't had such a hands on approach to a game for at least a decade. It would be cool to see a game made solely by the master himself.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

And the wait for an Alpha Centauri successor continues. (I'm well aware that EA retains the IP, which is why I said successor).

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

no, just no! mister Sid, you have dissapointed me!

TheDeadKennedys
TheDeadKennedys

@PetroEng_M7md I own both an Iphone and a tablet.  I have played some good iOS games hence why I said "most" and for those games that were good?  They would have been just as good on the PC if not better with proper controls, better visuals and what do you know, the option to take it with you on a laptop so you don't have to feel like such a dork playing a game by yourself at home!

The iOS gaming market isn't a billion dollar industry because the games are good, it's a billion dollar industry because people who are "too cool" and feel like nerds for playing a game can get away with it because "It's a cool little game I can pick up every now and then, nothing like those overly complicated games my kids/those gamer geeks play." 

and of course the morons... 

"Yeah I used to play my son's Sega back then, but once it got to be more than three buttons it was just too much."  

Do you know how many fucking people say different variations of what I just wrote? A LOT! A WHOLE FUCKING LOT! It's such a huge trope it's fucking pathetic. These are the people who play iOS games...

I just want to be clear, I don't hate tablets or anything, it's just sickening to me how they became so popular that people who wouldn't even touch a computer started using them because of their idiot-proof design.  This led to those same dopes playing these games catered to them, which then led to people like Sid Meier creating a game like this instead of dedicating time to an actual title that actual gamers would want to play.  



PetroEng_M7md
PetroEng_M7md

@TheDeadKennedys whats ur phone? ha? nokia 23xhd something? have u ever played a good iOS game? u obviously know nothing. 

iOS gaming is a billions dollars industry. It's for people who don't want to be alone at home playing on their PC.

RobDev
RobDev

@TheDeadKennedys yeah, thats why they are popular because people are too dumb to work a controler. 

zenogandia
zenogandia

@TheDeadKennedys Or people who don't care about hardcore gaming, but just enjoy the simple casual exeprience. Where I work I see mom's playing these casual mobile games, but they wouldn't touch a ps3 or pc games. 

TheDeadKennedys
TheDeadKennedys

@PetroEng_M7md @Timmy_Gwar  Mobile gaming sucks in general and is for morons that aren't smart enough to figure out how a controller works.  Most of the games are just fancier versions of shitty flash games I played on my PC ten years ago.