Ladies and gentlemen, this is it. After 8 years of rigorous development, 21 total releases and countless numbers of changes and additions involving literally tens of thousands of man hours, Project Reality has finally reached the pinnacle moment you all have been waiting for. The award winning Project Reality Team is proud to announce that we have officially concluded development of Project Reality: BF2 v1.0 and a release date has been set:
Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 12:00:00
PRT (Project Reality Time) / UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
Preload Project Reality: BF2 v1.0 Now!
As with our previous major releases, you can preload the files for Project Reality: BF2 v1.0 now. This will allow you to have the files downloaded, ready to go for release; so when we release the password to unlock the installer, you can immediately install and begin playing within minutes! The password allowing you to run the installation files will be released automatically via the password page on August 2nd, 2013 at 12:00:00 PRT (UTC).
Due to the sheer amount of content in this release, there is no patch available from previous versions. Any previous installations of Project Reality: BF2 (excluding the v1.0 Open BETA) you currently have installed will be automatically removed during the PR:BF2 v1.0 installation. For those who participated in the Open BETA, please uninstall it via the control panel prior to installing v1.0. The installer comes packaged in an ISO file and instructions on how to install are detailed on the downloads page.
Project Reality: BF2 v1.0 Trailer
While you are downloading the PR:BF2 v1.0 preload release, take a moment to sit back and watch the official Project Reality: BF2 v1.0 Trailer. It provides a quick overview of everything that is included in this release as well as giving you a glimpse into the epic gameplay that awaits you!
New Features and Changes
Project Reality: BF2 v1.0 features thousands of changes and improves every aspect of the game. All of these changes combined with the addition of 2 new factions, 6 new maps, an array of new assets and multiple bug fixes, have helped make PR:BF2 v1.0 into our largest most featured packed release to date and promises players the most realistic, team oriented, online gaming experience available on the PC. Here is a quick rundown of the most noticeable changes:
- All new PR Game Launcher and Updater.
- 100 player servers and 8 player squads.
- Integrated Positional Voice Chat (PR Mumble).
- 40 total maps, including 6 brand new maps.
- Updates to existing maps.
- 2 new factions: African Resistance Fighters and French Armed Forces.
- New vehicles and weapons.
- New kit geometries for multiple factions.
- Added Machine Gunner and Spotter kits.
- Reworked rally point system.
- New sounds and special effects (explosions, etc).
- Overhauled weapon handling and deviation.
- Countless other bug fixes, tweaks and changes.
In the coming days leading up to the PR:BF2 v1.0 release, we will be unveiling Developer Highlights featuring a more complete feature list and change log, as well as an updated map gallery of all the 40 maps contained in the release. Be sure to keep a watchful eye on the Project Reality Forums over the week, as there will be large amounts of information and details released!
Project Reality v1.0 Server Files
If you currently host a Project Reality game server, you should receive the server files for Project Reality v1.0 via the Server Admin Control Panel in the next few days, prior to the final release. If you are interested in hosting a new server, please follow the link below to apply for a server license.
Support Project Reality!
The Project Reality Team develops modifications and games that are completely free for its community to download and play. If you would like to show your support, please consider donating to our team. Our limited funds go directly towards website expenses, including bandwidth, hosting, domain registration, and maintenance; any extra funds are invested into new content for the mod and website, such as sound packs, models, and software. We never use donation funds to directly pay team members. If you see that we have already met our monthly donation goal, please make a donation anyway as we may not make our goal every month.
In conclusion, the Project Reality Team would like to thank all of the supporting Battlefield 2 mod websites, server providers, and of course our dedicated community for their hard work and continued support. Without your combined efforts and contributions, Project Reality would not be where it is today.
PR:BF2 v1.0 is by no means our 'final' release. As long as there is a strong community supporting us, we will continue its development, hopefully for years to come! Stay tuned for further information as we count down the days until the Project Reality: BF2 v1.0 release! Please feel free to join us on our IRC channel or visit our public forums to discuss this and other news. Thanks again!