We have a pretty big update for Flying Circus and Rise of Flight fans this afternoon with the announcement that the discounts for long term Rise of Flight fans are now available to everyone who has purchased Rise of Flight modules. Let’s check the details!
How much of a discount can you get?
For a limited time, 1CGS/777 Studios is offering a discount for fans of Rise of Flight who wish to buy into the early access for Flying Circus Vol 1. Flying Circus is the spiritual and technical successor for Rise of Flight and while the early access content is trim (two aircraft for now), it will grow out over time. To recognize long time Rise of Flight fans, there was a discount available to Rise of Flight owners who purchased between a certain set of dates – that, however, has now changed and the discount is now available to all purchasers of Rise of Flight content.
Here are some of the details:
Anyone who purchased content for ROF between its launch in 2009 to July 25, 2018 from our website, STEAM or a boxed or digital copy from an official retail partners during that time frame will receive an additional discount for a limited time.
• If you spent between $0.01 and $70.99 on ROF content you will receive an additional $5 OFF.
• If you spent between $71.00 and $200.99 on ROF content you will receive an additional $10 OFF.
• If you spent greater than $201.00 on ROF content you will receive an additional $15 OFF.
The special discount period ends September 14, 2018.
For the full statement, go here.
So there you have it. Discounts of $5, $10 and $15 on top of the $10 pre-order/early access discount currently being applied to all users mean that you can save anywhere from $15, $20 and $25 on the purchase price.
Thinking about buying into early access right now? It’s currently available from the IL-2/1CGS website store.
Some have complained that the pricing on Flying Circus is too high ($69.99 USD during the early access period and $79.99 on release) or that the discount is not enough. While I do understand budget concerns for many players out there who may not be able to spend that kind of cash all at once, this is the reality for us right now and likely a financial reality for 1CGS and 777 Studios too.
Given the small size of the studio, the niche market appeal of a WWI sim, and the limited resources generally available, this is probably as good as it gets when it comes to buying into the new content package from the IL-2: Great Battles Series.
Some single aircraft modules in other sims sometimes cost just as much so the overall dollar value for entertainment level may be not as far off as some suggest. As always, everyone has to make their own determination on if the pricing is worth it for the content that will eventually arrive.
Plus, a saving a few dollars discount for long term Rise of Flight fans does make things a bit sweeter in my opinion anyways.