Feel the power of flying the AV8B Harrier II. A middle ground flight and naval combat simulator with mission planner & fully dynamic open ended campaign. Showstopping VR.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (106 reviews) - 63% of the 106 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 6, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe that by releasing in EA we will make a better game. EA player feedback is invaluable in that it allows us to listen to what flight simmers think and want, which is then reflected through development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our development road-map has a player reaction focus so the amount of time spent in EA largely depends on them.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Development reflects EA feedback and requests. The features list in the 'About this game' section below describes what's available now and what else will be added before we transition to v1.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“CAP2 is currently a single player game with fully immersive simulation and strategic gameplay. Again - see the 'About this game' section for more detail on what's currently in-game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we add new content and features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are closely monitoring the community forums, hubs, blogs and social media channels - we cannot respond to EVERY query or bug report, we've already learnt that's impossible! But rest assured we are observing, we will answer through improving the game and communicating what we've done!

We have a number of key communications channels:

Dev Sit Rep - behind the scenes day to day updates and discussions
http://steamcommunity.com/app/347170/discussions/0/154642447927175939/?ctp=4

Get notified when a patch drops and stay updated with other key news by submitting your email address here: http://combatairpatrol2.com/stay-updated We only email you with key news so you wont be inundated with loads of emails.

Main bug thread - so everyone can stay in the loop with whats been reported
http://steamcommunity.com/app/347170/discussions/0/357287935565323314/

New screens - published every week through twitter and facebook
@sim155games
https://www.facebook.com/combatairpatrol2/

Dev Blog - more detailed and technical updates, usually reserved for a patch.
http://devblog.sim155.com/

Ultimately, we are shaping the game around EA players so come and join the crew, and if not we hope to see you back when we transition to full release!”
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June 20

v810 is here - promo video & early feedback

In fact we are up to v810.2 already, having fixed a few teething issues.

We will be making a dev blog post shortly, providing technical detail around what the new update includes. In the mean time, check out the promo video or early feedback in the community discussion threads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrQMrPM4p0s

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May 5

Dev Sit Rep - day to day behind the scenes updates

Join in the daily discussions on what's going on with CAP2 behind the scenes and see the latest from some of our EA players.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/347170



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Reviews

“It really was another one of those VR experiences that were like - wow..so this is how it always SHOULD have been!”
Beach AV8R (Mudspike)

“Man what great potential. I basically just set up some controls and went through a few of the tutorials so far. Coming from DCS this is honestly a breath of fresh air...”
mxstylie

About This Game

Feel the power of flying the AV8B Harrier II. A flight and naval combat simulator with mission planner and fully dynamic open ended campaign. CAP2 is a middle ground simulator, you won't need to read a 300 page manual to get off the ground, nor will you be carrying dozens of missiles when you fire it up.

CAP2 uses a custom built engine that delivers a totally unique, immersive and realistic experience. After initial flight and tactical training you will be pitched into an immersive scenario against aggressive ground, sea and air based enemies. Use the fully articulated cockpit, your skills as a pilot and your tactical awareness to engage in dogfights, carry out ground attacks and command your fleet to ultimately ensure the safety of your comrades and the final capitulation of the enemy.

Strategic decisions such as commanding your fleet on the tactical map and your performance in the air will affect the final outcome: Go 'gung ho' with a full out assault and the outcome will be in the balance or plan ahead and the end result will be your ultimate victory!

Key Features - All of the features listed here are currently available unless otherwise stated. They are perhaps not 100% polished (after all its EA!) but enough to give players an idea of where the game is heading.

AV-8B HARRIER II
  • 3D Cockpit: AA and AG radar modes, MFD and HUD displays. Current selectable controls include: water injection, canopy latch, MFD buttons, gear, flap settings and more. Current animated controls include: flightstick, throttle and nozzle angle. We plan to make every part of the cockpit selectable during EA.
  • Weapons: Litening pod, AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-120 AMRAAM, AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-84 Harpoon, AGM-88 Harm, MK82 Bomb, MK83 Bomb, MK84 Bomb, LAU76.
  • Air to air refueling: KC767 tanker, realistic hose physics, 3 difficulty levels or toggle to off.
  • Radio comms: Radio exchanges, background chatter and formation control commands.
  • Moddability: Harrier fuselage available now. Helmet art and cockpit photo to be added.
  • Sound: 3D environmental audio

A BEAUTIFUL WORLD 100% BASED ON REALITY
  • Protect the straits of Hormuz and train in some of the most iconic sites across the globe including: Yuma (Arizona), Kaneohe Bay (Hawaii) and The Mach Loop (Wales)
  • Geographically accurate environmental lighting, based on longitude, latitude, date and time.
  • OpenStreetMap data accurately places buildings, vegetation, rail and roads.
  • Accurate star map & realistic weather effects

FULLY DYNAMIC, OPEN ENDED CAMPAIGN
  • Misson Genres: ​Air to air, air to land, maritime, training
  • Mission planner: Control your fleet and air assets, plan your mission waypoints and target ingress/egress together with your fleet formation, route and speed
  • Civilian traffic transit shipping lanes, enter & leave ports
​Please note: mission cycles and planner are currently under priority development and will be finalised soon.

VR
Oculus Rift, HTC Vive an Open VR compatible headsets

MULTI PLAYER
CAP2 is currently a single player game, but here's what will be available when we enable MP:
  • Campaign co-op mode: take part in other players campaign missions or ask for help.
  • Fleet vs Fleet: play co-op against an AI fleet or against other players.
  • Send requests or opt for open invitation.

ASSETS
The following assets are in game now, we plan to add more assets during EA.
  • USS Nassau (LHA-4) with animated elevators, deck crane and deck tugs. Deck crew will be added soon.
  • MIGS
  • F4 Phantoms
  • Fast attack boats
  • Ships & Submarines
  • ​KC767 tanker

CONTROLLERS / HARDWARE
  • Flightstick
  • HOTAS
  • Rudder and MFD panel support
  • Gamepad mode
  • Track IR support
  • Supports very wide screen aspect ratios

EA player requests - currently under consideration for development AFTER the key features above
Falklands campaign, dynamic weather system, additional aircraft

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64 bit Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX750/AMD R7 250/AMD A10 APU
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 2 channel audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64 bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX970/AMD Radeon R9 280
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 5.1 channel audio
    • Additional Notes: TrackIR and multiple controllers
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