B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th VR
The Mighty 8th VR puts you in the shoes of a B-17 Flying Fortress crew member at the height of the Strategic Bombing Campaign over Europe. Partner up with friends and do your part to ensure that the plane reaches the target and returns home safely.
Imagine yourself inside a B-17 flying over enemy-held Europe on your way to Germany. Deadly Me-109s and FW-190s are hunting you, bullets ripping through the wings and the fuselage of your Flying Fortress. Smoke fills the cabin. You glance out the window to see flames licking the wing.
“Engine 4 is on fire! And I have no rudder control! Let’s put this fire out! Someone head out to the back and see what’s wrong!”
“I’m on it!”, you shout, running towards the rear gunner station while you scan the cables. “Damn”, you think “a hole in the fuselage and the cables were cut. That FW-190 did some real damage here”. The good news is: you can fix it. Roll up your sleeves and get to it. Quickly!
We are honored to announce to you, our fans, that MicroProse is working on a brand new The Mighty Eighth title for Virtual Reality.
A Co-Op Experience
The Mighty Eighth VR, you will be able to play with 9 other friends (or AI crew) as you work together to survive the war and accomplish your missions.
Play Your Part
Drop those bombs on the right spot, guide your crew through day, or dark, moonless nights, keep your airplane in touch with the rest of the squadron and HQ as you monitor the radio and communications. Defend your B-17 Flying Fortress by keeping those enemy fighters away from you and your squadron mates. Pilot or co-pilot the Flying Fortress under mounting stresses – from flak and enemy fire, but don’t drop out of formation or you’re a sitting duck.
A New Survival Experience
The new Mighty Eighth VR is not just a game. It’s an experience from a different time where young men grew old faster than they should and saw things no one should see.