DOVETAIL GAMES LOOKS TO THE FUTURE COLLABORATING WITH MICROSOFT
Leading simulation publisher expands platform mix, bringing key franchises to Windows 10 and Xbox One
Chatham, Kent – Aug. 4, 2015 – Dovetail Games, the multi-award-winning developer and publisher of a range of simulation games, today announced plans with Microsoft to bring a number of its future releases to Windows 10 and Xbox One.
In addition to Dovetail Games Fishing, the company plans to bring two of its next-generation products to the platform: the next iteration in the Train Simulator series, which is due in 2016 and will be powered by Unreal Engine 4, and Dovetail Games Flight Simulator, built on the foundations of Microsoft’s award-winning Flight technology.
Dovetail Games Fishing and the new Train Simulator will also be seen first on console on Xbox One, via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program.
“Expanding our business to embrace new opportunities is key to our ongoing success, and we are delighted to be collaborating closely with Microsoft,” said Paul Jackson, CEO of Dovetail Games. “Microsoft, of course, has a rich heritage in simulation entertainment, thanks to their experience with the Flight Simulator franchise, and we feel confident our products will be well received both on Windows 10 and Xbox One by a new generation of players looking to pursue their passion.”
Chris Charla, Director at ID@Xbox, added, “We’ve always been huge fans and supporters of the simulation genre and its place in the gaming ecosystem, and Dovetail Games’ understanding of this space through the breadth of their portfolio is second to none. We’re very excited to have them on board and look forward to bringing their games to our platforms.”
Dovetail Games Fishing is currently available on PC through Steam Early Access.
Dovetail Games Flight Simulator is set for release in 2016. For flight sim enthusiasts and gamers looking for a deeply immersive flight game, it promises to deliver the ultimate pilot’s experience, taking them on a journey from novice to pro pilot.
The next generation of the Train Simulator franchise is currently in development, utilizing Unreal Engine 4 technology and promising to bring rail fans a new, state-of-the-art train simulation experience. The game is scheduled for release in 2016.
For the latest news and developments, please visit www.dovetailgames.com.
About Dovetail Games
Dovetail Games was launched in 2013. Previously trading as RailSimulator.com Ltd, the business launched in 2009 and produces and markets Train Simulator. Developed for the PC, the Train Simulator series of products is available both as a boxed product from video game retailers and as a digital download. In 2014, Dovetail Games also launched its first flight product, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, and is currently developing Dovetail Games Fishing for launch in 2015. To find out more, please visit http://www.dovetailgames.com