NEWS - Friday, April 18, 2003
Crimson Skies Coming To LiveMicrosoft Game Studios announced today that "Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge" for Xbox will arrive this fall with full Xbox Live support. Up to 16 players will be able to compete online or by System Link in a variety of game modes including Dogfight, Team Dogfight, Flag Heist, Wild Chicken, Keep Away and Team Keep Away. Crimson Skies owners will also be able to download fresh content, including new maps and planes, via Xbox Live. Gamers have yet to experience online action this intense on a console. Pilots won't be limited to staying in their cockpits during online matches, as it's now possible to jump clear out of a plane and into stationary AA (Anti-Aircraft) guns for an added boost of firepower. Although Crimson Skies is based in the air, you won't find a flight simulation here -- this game has been tuned for pure action with easy pick-up-and-play controls. "Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge" combines thrilling aerial combat with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie. Set in an alternate 1930s world of gunship diplomacy and sinister intrigue, gamers pilot powerful aircraft against nefarious air pirates and behemoth war zeppelins.