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Friday, January 24, 2003

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Falcon: OIR Release Date Announced
9:06 AM | Tim Morgan | Comment on this story

Developer G2 Interactive, which currently holds the rights to Falcon 4 (F:OIR), the ultra-realistic flight sim with a troubled history on the Macintosh, announced a release date for their midterm sequel to the F-16 simulator, Falcon: Operation Infinite Resolve. Designed as an expansion to Falcon 4 and a segway into the upcoming Falcon V, F:OIR draws from the work of the third-party developers of the Falcon 4 Unified Team.

Although it is still unclear if this upgrade is coming for Macintosh, it has been confirmed to go gold in June of 2003 for the PC, as stated on the G2 Interactive website:

Falcon: OIR will go gold in June 2003. Having overcome the huge obstacles that have fallen in front of us, we are happy to release this schedule.
The feature set will be announced as we get closer to the gold date along with screen shots of our new aircraft, interface, theater and surprise features we think you will love.
We know that you will be pleased with Falcon: OIR. Despite rumors to the contrary, the F4UT efforts are fully supported. The realism that makes Falcon the benchmark of combat flight sims is not diminished one iota and is enhanced in many areas.

Falcon 4 was originally developed by Microprose and Hasbro, and ported to the Mac by Westlake Interactive. As the PC version saw the fix of many of the worst bugs in versions 1.07 and 1.08 of the game, the Mac version remained stagnant at the unstable version 1.06. After Microprose folded, the source code was leaked to the Falcon 4 PC community, prompting the formation of the Unified Team and the birth of the SuperPak, which further extended Falcon 4's functionality on the PC. The code was later bought by G2 Interactive and is now being used to develop F:OIR and Falcon 5.

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G2i: Falcon 4 to go gold in June 2003
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