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B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th | NEW GAME ANNOUCEMENT!

Matsimus
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Ever remember those classic games from Microprose? I loved B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th and now they have just released an announcement saying they are making a new version of the game! AND IT WILL BE IN VIRTUAL REALITY ALSO! It will be called ‘The Mighty Eighth’

#mightyeighth #B-17 #flyingfortress

Here is the classic PC game I played as a kid:

Here is the link to the Microprose website and the news to the upcoming game!

Hope you enjoy!!

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214 Comments

  1. i cannot wait! this is the dream all i ever wanted in a pc game! ultimate B17 lover

  2. Oh yeah I've seen the old Aluminum Overcast. Nice plane.

  3. Here take my money! The game was a bit weird in places but I would love to play a revamp.

  4. I had the original game, too, and like you it took a long time to figure out how to start the engines. Even after I figured that out I realized that I would spend the better part of an hour just getting the plane off the runway and then there were more hours forming up and flying toward Germany. While I fully get the immersion experience I don't have the time to spend getting "my plane" to the target never mind back to England again. After wasting too much time getting to the action only to be shot down within a few minutes I gave up on the game. I would like to think the new version will be better but I seriously doubt it.

  5. B-17: ha ha flak is poop

    B-17 war Thunder: gets hit by 1 7.62 uh oh my tail

  6. Well i never played the mighty 8th theres a nintendo ds game called B-17 flying fortress i enjoyed. so if their making a new game like this. that could be awesome

  7. oh man, microprose was the monster game creator of the early 90's! i had the original and the one from the early 2000's. i didnt think they were in business anymore?

  8. B17 in real life: Can fly with 1 engine riddled with bullets
    B17 in Warthunder: Rudder gets hit by a 7mm and the engine sets on fire

  9. Canโ€™t wait to fly this absolute beauty with some lads
    I also hope it works for the oculus quest

  10. MICROPROSE MY MAN! GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK!

  11. I never played the OG game but this sound super fun.
    I love the B-17s, flying it is fun but god, it fly like a flying bus in War Thunder.

  12. HOLY S**T! Just a few days ago I moaned that this game should be remade!

    I love you, Microprose.

  13. I loved the old game, but this will be totally awesome ๐Ÿ˜Ž to play.

  14. Had the original game on a IBM 486 and loved it, was really young at the time and do not think i even learnt to fly into formation 100% without auto pilot lining up my spot :p .
    I bet many others like myself that played the original never noticed The Mighty 8th come out in 2000.
    Quiet sure i was busy begging my mother to get Diablo II or Soldier of Fortune to play online with fiends around then to be honest.

  15. Ah good times. I used to like jumping into the fighters. I very rarely flew the bombers.

  16. i really hope to see this on console. id love to play this

  17. Was in my 20s when I first purchased this game from Best Buy, now in my 40s and OMG, The best flight sim ever…I really felt like i'd been to bomber school after reading the 1 inch thick users manual, the tension when you're at 25,000 ft. under attack is unreal. So great to have the Liberator on board. Side note in 2003 the bomber Nine O Nine came to SC, to ride was $300, had the money but didn't, all I could do is take pictures and watch her take off…sadly on Oct.2 2019 she crashed, seven of thirteen ppl on board were killed. In memory the B-17 Bomber and crew #231909.

  18. Wait a sec. From what i remember i think in some certain points in missions or sometimes entire quick missions where you fly U.S escort fighters and even Luftwaffe Bf-109 And Fw-190's to shoot down B-17's, even the player's B-17 can be shot down. I absolutely wish this is implemented in the new game.

  19. Happy to have come across this good news. I had the old game and I too am looking forward to this.

    It is nice to again pilot the 17,…but it is great to finally get to flip switches for proper start & operation and "pilot" the 24. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope they remember to make the Liberator's belly turret retractable.

  20. I hope they release a big box version, like you i cannot wait !!

  21. My dream finally coming true… being able to crew a B-17 with friends and work together Yeah!

  22. OMG NO FUCKING WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED THIS GAME AS A KID. How much do I have to pay … seriously … name a fucking number… I'll pay it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Every summer a B-17 flys over my house every other week because I live near the Willow Run airport, every time It flies over before I even see It I know It's the B-17 ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. imagine if you could not only man your own bomber but also play with another human manned bombers beside you ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I remember playing this game when i was a teenager and cant wait for the new one. And if you need a pilot I'll play with ya online and fly the b-17 or B-24

  26. I cant tell you how many hours I spent on this game as a kid. I'm an aircraft mechanic now largely because of this game. Its literally part of my childhood. I cant wait!!!!!!

  27. Best news all year There really are no good bomber games like this

  28. Try out il-2 1946 with hsfx mod , there are several B-17 models available and multiplayer multicrew feature exists and its preety wild
    Missions are plenty and can be downloaded from sites for usermade missions

  29. It would be great, IMHO, if they had a playable British/Commonwealth RAF Bomber Command campaign flown at night, with German night fighters and their radar housings and the like.

  30. After reading the comments, I'm starting to feel old because I started with MicroProse's "B-17 Flying Fortress" from 1993!

    Having played the old game for many hours, recently, after discovering it on an emulator site, I'm definitely looking forward to checking out its third generation using my new computer.

  31. I am 42 years old and was playing the original game like a nerd _D like many of the games 25+ years ago. cannot wait for the game to be released ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Do you know when this game version will be released or something?

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  34. Hello , I want to buy the original game on steam edition for my windows 10 system but compatibility page on steam doesnt list win 10 . Can anyone help ? Please , !! Any advice would be really really helpful and appreciated. Thank you in advance . ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. I am so excited for this title and excited that Micropose is back

  36. This game is one reason I dislike M$. It is not playable in W10. How crap is that?? Looking forward to the new one.

  37. So jazzed to get my hands on this game. My dad was a B-17 pilot in WWII. I'm all over this. Thanks for the heads up, Matt! I don't have time for gaming anymore, but for this one? Yeah. I'll make the time. We're doing it.

  38. I know itโ€™s a stretch but I hope for a bomber command version of this game.

  39. it was actually one of the biggest bomber failures of ww2

  40. I might have to get a VR headset just for this.

    But man, those missions could last hours if you didn't use the time skips. Imagine all the angry wives and girlfriends, lol.

  41. Were you on the B17 forums? If so, what dis you go by? I was pops on the forum. spent a huge amount of time there and practicing before the sim came out. I was crushed when they announced there would be no online play. Look forward to this though! Cheers, pops

  42. I was going through my collection of CD games and was wondering if Flying Fortress would play on Windows 10. Then I found this video. Wow! I will wait for the new version. I spent a lot of hours navigating this plane over Germany (in game) and will be happy to so again. I love how you had to learn how to operate the Norden bombsight instead of just putting a crosshair on target to drop bombs. I would like to see a remake of European Air War too.

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