News on the next IL-2 update

  Although patch 2.004 just came out, people are already talking about what comes next and when we might see some of the content that we’ve been talking about for a few months now. Today we got a small glimpse of what comes next. Jason Williams (IL-2’s Producer) updated us on the forums with a…

..and a new Developer Diary too!

Yesterday saw the release of Patch 2.004 and today Han updated us with news on the Ju52, Yak-1B, aerobatics contests and other interesting stories. Some of the key stuff in the update included some welcome news: the 3D model work on the Yak-1B and Ju52 are done. Work on the Yak-1B’s physics continues this week….

IL-2 Update Brings Enhancements

Good news! Update 2.004 is now out and it brings with it a host of updates and enhancements to the game. The next time you fire up your IL-2 launcher the patch should begin to download. The patch is what you might consider the first on the road towards Battle of Kuban. Though no major…

Adventures in IL-2 multiplayer

I’m more of a singleplayer type of gamer when it comes to IL-2 these days. Although I still play online with Battlefield and War Thunder, for a while it’s been harder to get into IL-2’s multiplayer scene. That said, I’ve recently taken more tentative steps to get in there and fly a few rounds. Popularity…

What is the “Spirit of ’46”

In early September when Jason Williams from 1CGS/777 Studios announced IL-2: Battle of Kuban he also laid out a development plan that potentially stretches over the next 2-3 years. In that plan he mentioned “Spirit of ’46” and I wanted to write a little about what that means to me and how the folks at…

Learning about Co-op, Marshal modes

Some IL-2 developer updates come with large numbers of visuals and others are blocks of text that give us an insight into the latest development work – even if there is nothing visually to show right now. This week’s Dev Diary update give us an insight into Co-op mode as well as a better idea…

First look at Kuban, DX11 performance

Han, Project Manager for IL-2: Battle of Kuban, provided the latest weekly update with an early look at the Kuban map and provided some of the details around it. We also got some interesting bits of information about some technical improvements. The Kuban Map First, we get a good look at the map area. This is 120,032…

Unleashing hundreds of missiles in the skies of Ace Combat

Going a little off the beaten trail for this post. Turning away (only briefly) from PC flight simulation to consoles with an oldie but a goodie with Ace Combat 6. What is ‘Ace Combat’ anyway? I was a latecomer to the Ace Combat party. I picked up Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation for my…

1CGS needs your help

One of the major features announced with IL-2: Battle of Kuban was a revamping of the IL-2 career system. The new career system is intended to be similar in depth to the one that shipped with Rise of Flight. Individually identified squadrons, pilots, biographies, kill boards and more are likely to be made part of…

IL-2 Multiplayer Action Videos

One of the weaknesses of the second generation IL-2 series to-date is the small number of online players but a couple of videos showcase what its like when the action gets thick and intense. Its been a struggle to find consistently full servers, however, several servers are showing more consistent numbers and more players are…

War Thunder Update 1.63 Goes Live

War Thunder Update 1.63 “Desert Hunters” has gone live and with this patch comes a large selection of new content including new tanks, aircraft and maps. War Thunder brings a lot to the table for the WWII war gamer. Lacking the simulation depth of the IL-2 series, Rise of Flight, DCS  or Falcon, War Thunder…