A Tom Clancy air combat title was first announced back in September 2007, and Ubisoft has now revealed the game will be titled Tom Clancy’s HAWX.
According to IGN the game is in development at Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio and will enable players to pilot more than 50 planes. Set in the year 2012, the world has become dependent on increasingly powerful private military companies, which has lead to an imminent global conflict.
Thanks to something called Enhanced Reality System (ERS) even an average pilot can take to the skies, using radars, incoming missile detection, an anti-crash system, damage control system, tactical map, weapons trajectory control and more. When the ERS is switched on you’ll be taking it safe, but won’t have the same freedom as available when ERS is switched off.
Other cool stuff included is cooperative play for up to four players in the campaign and 16-player online battles, which earn experience points and cash used to unlock new weapons and such.
With the Tom Clancy brand attached there’s considerable pressure on Ubisoft Bucharest to ensure HAWX lives up to the name come its planned autumn release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.