More about the DCS World Normandy Map

The road to World War II flight in DCS World has been a long and winding one but there are signs of some serious progress as the Normandy map is progressing towards a more finished product. Expanding the map Early concepts of the map were more limited with just the landing grounds and immediate area…

Battle of Moscow 40% discount until March 6

Yesterday it was announced that a new promo-code system would be started to offer sales from the IL-2 Sturmovik store outside of normal Steam sale dates. The first one is here with a 40% discount on IL-2: Battle of Moscow! The word from Jason Williams: We’re excited to announce a new feature in our Store!…

DCS live stream will show off the new Normandy map

DCS continues to make in-roads in the World War II flight simulator genre (adding to their growing array of modern aircraft and scenarios) with an impressive looking Normandy map. We’ve seen a decent number of work in progress photos over the last year and now it looks like fans will be getting a more in-depth…

IL-2 VR support update, A-20B work in progress

Virtual reality support for the IL-2 series is coming in March with an open beta test of the game. This was big enough news in and of itself to warrant an update on popular PC hardware site Tom’s Hardware. We also got a work in progress look at the A-20B! VR support forthcoming VR support…

New images of the Kuban map

Han posted this morning with a new IL-2: Battle of Kuban developer diary with a focus on what the Kuban map team has been working on. The big part of the update is really about the technology behind the scenes. The map team is using terrain features like height mapping, slope angle, and some random…

A Wulf for any occasion

Flying the Focke Wulf 190 in IL-2 for the last year has been a challenging proposition with many pilots complaining about the aircraft being difficult to fly. All of that changes in Update 2.007. Stalling, always stalling The FW190A-3 was twitchy, it stalled frequently, and pulling back on the stick more than a few degrees…

IL-2 Update 2.007 lands with the Bf110G-2

The second aircraft of the IL-2: Battle of Kuban expansion has landed with the Messerschmitt Bf110G-2 making its appearance in IL-2 patch 2.007. Oh… and the FW190A-3 flight model update is here too! A quick look at the Bf110G-2 When IL-2: Battle of Moscow was announced, we got a good look at the first Bf110…

First look at the He111H-16!

Another week, another developer diary. I make that sound tedious… it’s not! Each week we get a pretty good look at what is happening behind the scenes at 1CGS and how Battle of Kuban is progressing. This week we get a good look at the He111H-16 and some other interesting pieces of info about update…

IAR80/81 makes progress towards War Thunder release

Every time I update about WarThunder I lament my lack of coverage on it. In truth, there is so much going on with that product that it is difficult for me to keep up. This update crosses between the world of War Thunder and IL-2 – I’ll try and explain! The IAR80/81 Not many air…

DCS: AJS-37 Viggen about to enter early access

Third party aircraft builder Leatherneck Simulations is nearly ready to unleash the AJS-37 onto the public. This Swedish built fighter and anti-ship/attack aircraft is currently available for pre-purchase with a 20% discount and will be launched into early access on January 27th. Forming the backbone of the Swedish air force during the later stages of…

FW190 flight model progress

Today’s 1CGS IL-2 developer update was a fair short one but it was packed with content on the progress towards an improved FW190 flight model. The background The FW190 has always been a difficult aircraft to get right. High wingloading, small compact design, speed and firepower emphasis over tight turning, a rapid roll rate, unique…

IL-2’s 4K aircraft skin options

When Update 2.006 arrived, it brought with it a huge number of changes to the game engine. The DirectX 11 renderer was a big improvement in performance but it also unlocked the ability to have 4K sized textures. While the default skins have not yet been updated, that hasn’t stopped the community from generating some…