It’s not everyday that you can switch on your Xbox and play through an ‘attack helicopters-based modern combat simulator’, but courtesy of Klabater and their new game Heliborne, you can today!
Originally released on PC in 2017, with an Enhanced Edition coming in the few years following, the stage is set for Heliborne’s Xbox release to be the most complete version of the game yet – indeed all of the upgrades made in the Enhanced Edition will be present on Xbox.
But what actually is Heliborne, I hear you cry? Well, if you are a fan of your period-accurate aerial battles, then you’ll be right at home with the 40+ legendary helicopters present in the game, as well as over 100 weapon variants to equip your bird with in order to make it the most devastating killing machine possible. Take these into a number of missions based on battles throughout history – such as those in Vietnam and Afghanistan – and then squad up with a mate in a number of co-op missions also. There really is no shortage of content with Heliborne, so there is all the time in the world to develop your skills as a fighter pilot, and hone them against AI in single-player.
Joint-CEO at Kalabter, Michał Gembicki, had this to say ahead of Heliborne’s release on Xbox:
“Heliborne is a brand that helped Klabater kick-off. To this day, the game sells very well on the PC, remaining one of our best-selling titles, and so we have a unique fondness for it.” – says Michał Gembicki, Joint-CEO at Klabater. – “We took over the rights to this production from JetCat Games studio because we strongly believe in the development potential of the game’s universe. Helicopter fans are not overly spoiled when it comes to consoles, so I’m glad that they will be able to play Heliborne in the best version possible.”
When you do decide that you are simply no match for the AI, then Heliborne’s 10-player online mode will be your next port of call, as you dish out helicopter-based justice to the denizens of the online space. And with the promise of online competitive multiplayer, this feature alone gives Heliborne the one-up over fellow helicopter title Air Missions: HIND, that released back in 2017 with limited co-op online options.
- Battle the AI in the single-player mode
- Lose yourself in a dynamic combat flying game
- Fly over 40 legendary helicopters, including models from 1955 to 2000’s
- Use over 100 possible payload variants
- Master in wide open maps, including The Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam), Operation Nguyen Hue (Vietnam), Badakhshan Province (Afghanistan), Khost Region (Afghanistan), and Kosovo
- Test your skills in single player, co-op, and competitive multiplayer for up to 10 players
So, if you are looking for a chopper-based experience on Xbox then look no further than Heliborne on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, which is purchasable from the Xbox Store for £24.99 today. Alternatively, the game is available on PC, if you are that way inclined.
Pilot the best military helicopters in the world – from the classic machines of the 1950’s to the modern 21st-century gunships. Fly missions with your friends and compete with players from around the globe in dynamic multiplayer modes! Become a part of the modern battlefield, support the movement of ground forces, perform assaults and protect supply lines.