Today Mad Otter Games started a Kickstarter with hopes of funding a new Red Baron. The original was a Dynamix-developed World War I flight-simulator that released back in 1990. A big bullet-point on the campaign is that is that the creator of the original, Damon Slye, will be heading development on the new game.
According to the game’s Kickstarter page, Red Baron will deliver a “persistent multiplayer game world” with “historical and MOBA-style maps.” The game is also said to include a full single-player campaign, along with a hefty amount of unlockable planes, and upgrades. The Kickstarter blurb also makes it clear that the game will require no subscription, and it will not be pay-to-win. It also, apparently isn’t just a simulation, nor is it just a game:
“We are not just building a simulation. We are not just building a game. We are building a time machine that will transform your PC into a fighter aircraft from World War I, allowing you to experience dogfighting at its best.”
It will be interesting to see how the campaign develops, as there are already a great number of recently-released flight-simulators set during the same time period, some of them free. Red Baron is a strong brand name, though. I know several flight-simulator veterans that have been aching for a new Red Baron despite there being a wealth of alternatives. Although I’m happy with switching between Rise of Flight and War Thunder, I’d be more than happy to add a new Red Baron to my flight-sim rotation, granted it turns out.