I get asked periodically about Virtual BattleSpace 2™ (also known as VBS2™) so I thought it would be a good idea to provide readers my thoughts on the product from a simmers point-of-view.
Developers description: “It is a fully interactive, three-dimensional training system providing a premium synthetic environment suitable for a wide range of military (or similar) training and experimentation purposes. Developed by Bohemia Interactive Australia (BIA), VBS2™ offers both virtual and constructive interfaces onto high-fidelity worlds of unparalleled realism. VBS2™ is used right now by military organizations worldwide including the USMC, ADF and UK MoD for mission rehearsal, tactical training and simulated combined arms exercises.”
Users description: “VBS2 is a much improved and enhanced version of Armed Assault that was developed for the use of military organizations to practice and train military tactics and procedures. To a gamer, it’s just a great game that happens to be pretty expensive. Only for the diehard military tactical gamer types with deep wallets, or at least a good paying job and / or no outside life.”