IL-2 Model 1943 skins, flight physics updates round out new dev diary

While the flight model is still being worked on, the IL-2 Model 1943 shows off its range of colour schemes for this week’s developer diary along with information about flight model physics updates and some sad news about a Battle of Stalingrad veteran passing away. Another close look at the IL-2 Model 1943 The Model…

1CGS and Team Fusion Sign Agreement on Cliffs of Dover expansion

In December we learned that 1C Games Studios and the official/unofficial mod group named Team Fusion were working towards an agreement on Cliffs of Dover to provide additional enhancements and additions to the series. That agreement has now been formalized according to an announcement by Jason Williams yesterday. Team Fusion goes to North Africa theatre…

DCS Normandy live stream recap

Matt Wagner from Eagle Dynamics took viewers on a live stream tour of the DCS: Normandy map yesterday. He showed off the map itself and some of the World War II assets that have been generated for the sim. The stream The 23 minute stream included a tour of the Normandy map from the Normandy…

Spitfire V and VR dominate IL-2 dev update

I knew what a Spitfire was and could recognize one from a photo at the tender age of 3 and my warbird obsession got worse from there. This week is particularly exciting as its our first look at 1CGS’s lend-lease Russian front Spitfire Vb. First look at the Spitfire Vb Not everyone knows that the…

New Collector Plane promo code for IL-2

The second use of promotional codes for the IL-2 series focuses squarely on the Collector Planes with a 50% code for the P-40E-1, MC.202, La-5 Series 8 and FW190A-3. Previously the La-5 and FW190 have seen 50% of sales but the MC.202 and P-40E-1 have never seen anything close to that so this is a…

War Thunder adds the Ki-67 and teases 1.67 release

War Thunder 1.67 “Assault” is just around the corner and its bringing with it the usual arrangement of vehicles and aircraft to the series including the Ki-67 Hiryu bomber. Let’s have a look! A Better Japanese Bomber The Japan tech tree was desperate for a better bomber option slotting in between some of the late…

IL-2 developers update on the Kuban map, Type 7 destroyer

Developer updates from 1CGS on Battle of Kuban continue with an update this week from Han on the progress on the Kuban map and on one of the ships being added to the series. Getting ship shape The Kuban battle will introduce naval warfare in a more significant way than we’ve seen with the rejuvenated…

IL-2 devs update us on VR, IL-2 model 1943

This week the 1CGS developer update focused on the IL-2, flight model work and the much awaited VR support. VR support has been much awaited by many sim pilots and 1CGS has been busy working towards full VR support for a while now with upgrades to the graphics engine (such as DX11) being key steps…

IL-2: Battle of Kuban lands with new update, aircraft

Most of us had suspected that the next update for IL-2: Battle of Kuban would land sometime next week at the earliest, however, Update 2.008 was released today and it brings with it a series of updates, two new aircraft, and one major modification to another aircraft. It’s a lot to take in! New aircraft…

IL-2: 1946 patched to 4.13.3!

Over 16 years from the release of the original IL-2: Sturmovik and the sim continues to be a strong presence. Team Daidalos, a third party outfit made up of fans of the series who were given official access to the source code, continue to add content to the sim and the most recent patch brings…

War Thunder adds the A-26B Invader to the lineup

Twin-engine Douglas attack aircraft are a theme this weekend with the A-26B-51 Invader being announced as an addition to the War Thunder aircraft lineup. The introduction of this version of the Invader brings an extremely powerful mid-tier attacker for the US tech tree – and its not a premium aircraft either! The forward firepower is…

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…