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Over the past several months, several of you have asked why we cannot do a box product of Lock On and Flaming Cliffs 2 together in a single package. The speed bump has been that we do not own the intellectual property (IP) rights to Lock On; Ubisoft does. After several months of negotiations though, we have secured the license rights to release such a retail product in the U.S. We did not want to bring this up earlier in case the plan fell through.

 

This project has also been delayed because we want to integrate the Flaming Cliffs 2 patch into the DVD version of FC2 that will be included in the box package. This is particularly important because we want to resolve installer issues. As most of you have read, this patch is in final testing.

 

Once the patched FC2 code is complete, we can send it and the other publishing assets to our distributor for duplication and retail distribution. The time from sending final assets to LOP being on store shelves is about two months (typical packaging creation, duplication, and distribution time frame). As such, LOP should be available in early July of 2010. We'll do a press release on the ship date that will include a list of retailers and the purchase price.

 

Trailer can be viewed here:

 

Thanks,

Matt

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Excellent!! I will definitely be a customer!! :pilotfly::thumbup::joystick:

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Nice trailer.

 

I think this is good news. I had to dig around in my basement once I noticed FC2 had come out for my ol' LOMAC disk, so packaging this all up is a really good idea. I'm glad this was sorted out with Ubisoft.

 

I love playing FC2, so thanks for that, and I hope for your continued success. I've got my credit card out ready for the pre-order of the DCS-A10 too... ;-)

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Great news! I shall spread the word.....

 

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Nate - the package will only be available in North America due to Ubisoft only licensing Lock On in North America to TFC.

 

For the rest of the world, you will have to have a copy of Lock On, and then buy Flaming Cliffs 2, as either as a download or as a boxed retail product.

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Great news!

 

Finally a perfect one stop shop solution for new comers! :thumbsup:

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"A return to the days of the great Flight Sims" and "Platinum" make me wish it came in a richer package than just that lame plastic DVD Box. You know, metal or wooden mil box, some dog tags, arm patches, postcards, soundtrack CD, big fat manual.. Any chance for a big fat manual at least? ;)

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Nate - the package will only be available in North America due to Ubisoft only licensing Lock On in North America to TFC.

 

For the rest of the world, you will have to have a copy of Lock On, and then buy Flaming Cliffs 2, as either as a download or as a boxed retail product.

 

Understood, a pity.

 

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eight US aircraft? any idea which?

 

Eight FLYABLE aircraft, not eight flyable US-aircraft.

 

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No worries. It would be cool to have more flyable planes ;)

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Great news!

 

Finally a perfect one stop shop solution for new comers! :thumbsup:

 

A huge boon to the new pilots for sure... LOMAC in its current form is plain tiring to explain- and I've got a whole site dedicated to doing just that. This will ensure that many more of our nugget pilots stick with it.

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Somewhere up near the top of the list of things I never thought I would say has to be "big-up Ubisoft!".

 

I assume Ubi is taking more than their fair share of the pie on sales, but regardless its great to hear they came to the party on this one. North America would have to be the biggest market for Lock-On and I really hope this does well.

 

Can't wait to see FC2 on shelves over in my neck of the woods, my old LOMAC CD's holding up just fine.

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I think it's nice that you can buy it as 1 package now (if you're lucky enough to be an American of course), but I'm kinda fuzzy on some of the details:

- Un-official expansion, seriously?

- Since "Lock On: Gold" had lomac+fc1, can I assume that platinum actually has lomac+fc1+fc2, or is this just "Lock On: Gold, Redone"?

- What kind of DRM will there be, since Ubisoft has quite the fetish for that stuff?

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Since Ubisoft owns the publishing rights to LOMAC, any expansion unfortunately has to be called "un-official". FC is not Ubisoft's intellectual property.

 

(Bottom line: ED developed all of it, so un-official or not... that's official)! ;)

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