Jason hints at new features coming to IL-2 soon

Every so often Jason Williams, IL-2 Lead Producer, likes to post in the forums and give us a little taste of what he’s working with or thinking about. Today he posted about 4K monitors and it sounds really interesting! So I finally got a 4K monitor and I am comparing it to the VR experience,…

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…

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…

What would we fly over the Pacific?

Battle of Kuban is slated to arrive in December of 2017 with the earliest aircraft from the early access period arriving sometime before the end of this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to future battles in the series. In a fairly definitive statement, the team at 1CGS is set to complete…

IL-2: New theater announcement next week

We have a rough date now of when we will learn what the next theater will be for the IL-2 series from 1CGS. We have word courtesy of this thread and Producer Jason Williams: Everyone, We know you’d like to learn what the next theater will be so we will announce it next week and…

Official IL-2 MOD Support?

Modding in games is nothing new. Some games have opened themselves up to third-party efforts to modify their game by adding new content or changing certain values as part of an overall strategy. It has worked well for companies like Blizzard where an entire genre of games (Defense of the Ancients) was developed as a…

Good times ahead!

Within the next two weeks we are likely to learn the plans that 1CGS has set out for IL-2 for the future. That was confirmed today with a post by IL-2 Producer, Jason Williams, who made this post on the forums. We know what we are going to do next and the next after that…

Adding Collector Planes?

Battle of Moscow and Battle of Stalingrad both brought with them 8 flyable aircraft plus 2 Premium aircraft. This is a good number with the ability to represent each battle well with some of the key types in each but it also ends up missing out on several notable types in the typical combat roles…

1CGS will update the IL-2 engine for DX11

Updates have been pretty sparse for me right now. I’ve been busy doing outdoors things while we have the good weather here and that has kept me away from updating the blog. We do, however, have a little bit of news. Two subjects have been a top of discussion for some months now and those…

A video overview of BF1’s aerial combat

If you’re a fan of the Battlefield series and you’ve watched any Battlefield videos on YouTube, you’ve likely come across at least one of LevelCap’s videos. Today he published a new video detailing the air combat in the new game (from the closed Alpha) along with some great video footage of just what it all…

More third party IL-2 maps in development

Not long after IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad was released, map creator Zeus was able to release¬†Velikie Luki – a third party map released officially in a IL-2: BoS patch. Since then we have enjoyed his map both online and off. A recent posting on the IL-2 forum reveals that more maps from other third party…

Speculation: Kursk is next?

An interesting thread stemming from the posting of a video featuring 1CGS developers¬† Loft and Han has revealed one interesting piece of information that leads me to believe that Kursk could be the next theater of war after Moscow. The source video itself is in Russian and is just a little over 2 hours long….