Not playing around: Army to invest $50M in combat training games
Dust off those military game business plans. Starting in 2010, the U.S. Army will continue its successful strategy of recruiting and training via immersive gaming environments with a $50 budget line.
The Army has created a video game unit and will invest $50 million over five years on games and gaming systems designed to prepare soldiers for combat.
Lt. Col. Gary Stephens, product manager for air and ground tactical trainers at Project Executive Office — Simulation Training and Instrumentation said Thursday that the $50 million has been approved for a “games for training” program starting in 2010. (Stars and Stripes)