I have an (obvious but unlikely) question.. If Freelancer is a success, would Microsoft and DA pursue a Freelancer sequel.. or attempt to do some sort of Wing Commander licensing deal for the XBox or PC along the lines of Destination Games and their GBA deal.
About the sans joystick control, which would mean mouse and keyboard.
Would it feel like the game Aquanox, like as most FPS games?
And how free would the planet/station side navigation will be? Would it be like in Privateer/Archimedian Dynasty where we just click on a location and simply walk there, or would it be like Earth & Beyond?
I've got to ask the same question about joystick control, if its not in there I don't wanna know about it from a space combat perspective and hence it'd really have to win me over some other way (ie review scores etc).
The main thing I want to know is how much of the game is spent in actual old fashioned dog fights and what is the rest of the game like, how does it control?
I'd have asked about the amount of cutscenes, but it says right on the webpage 2 hours Must have new game of epic proportions.
Release Date: March 2003 Joystick: No Controls: WASD + mouse Physics: Non-newtonian, probably similar to Wing Commander Viewpoint: Chase-cam (default) or in-cockpit
The most recent description of the control scheme (that I've read) says that you use the mouse to steer and the WASD keys to strafe. I don't know if there is any equivalent to the afterburner slide maneuver from the Wing Comander series.
The "normal" mode of operations is to place the ship under Neural Net(TM) autopilot control and just pick targets and aim the guns using the mouse. You use the spacebar to toggle between autopilot and manual steering.
It doesn't sound anything like Earth and Beyond, but it's not a hardcore sim either. Sounds more like a 3D action shooter in a Privateer type of setting.
G'ah it sounds like a FPS in space, and me and PC FPS controls don't get along... maybe M$ will port it to the X-box (no I don't own one but one day maybe if they get some more worthwhile titles, come on Shenmue 3! )