iEntertainment Network on Friday announced that a brand new version of its long-running WarBirds multiplayer online game will be launched on Monday.
WarBirds 2006 has myriad improvements, including support for Intel-based Macs.
WarBirds puts players in the cockpits of World War II-era aircraft as they fight for territory on an ever-changing battlefield. You can control fighters and bomber aircraft, as well as tanks and naval ships. The terrain used in the game is built on actual satellite data, and flight models, vehicle physics and sounds in the game are also based on the real thing. The software is free to download and use, though playing the game requires you to sign up for a monthly subscription.
Besides Intel-based Mac support, new features in WarBirds 2006 include a new role playing system that incorporates new scoring for fighter pilots, bomber pilots and tank commanders, who gain experience points by accomplishing game missions. Experience points let players earn military ranks ranging from Cadet to Brigadier General. Players can also win combat medals.
WarBirds 2006 also features new interface elements that lets players easily customize their game. Included is a new flying training syllabus, a new manual, maps of WarBirds terrain and much more.
WarBirds 2006 will be shown off at iEntertainment Network’s booth at next week’s E3 in Los Angeles.