Hype builds for DCS: F-18

Excitement is building for DCS: F-18, a full featured high fidelity model of the F/A-18C Hornet for DCS World co-produced by Eagle Dynamics and Belsimtek. On May 29 we had the first indicator that DCS: F-18 would be at E3 2017 and Wags,┬áProducer at The Fighter Collection / Eagle Dynamics, took to Facebook and YouTube…

A few more Blazing Steppe IL-2 campaign screen shots

Blazing Steppe is the next pay for Scripted Campaign by Black Six and 1C Game Studios. Black Six was on the forums a few days ago showing off a few more screen shots of the campaign. Blazing Steppe covers August to September 1942 during the initial attack on Stalingrad setting the stage for the partial…

Supersonic over the Las Vegas strip in DCS 2.1

I decided to take a little tour over Nevada in DCS 2.1 with my Mirage 2000C and it looks pretty stunning! With the update of DCS 2.0 alpha to DCS 2.1 alpha, the folks at Eagle Dynamics are continuing to update their game engine with the ultimate goal of unifying both DCS World 1.5 and…

DCS damage model updates, other fixes

An update for DCS World 2.1 is out with some updated features and enhanced damage models as well as images of work in progress WWII assets. The damage model increases in complexity I’m actually pretty surprised that the damage modeling in DCS was at the level it has been. Although sufficient in the era of…

Spitfire V, key features in-progress for IL-2: Battle of Kuban

The Spitfire Mark Vb is a highly anticipated aircraft for the IL-2 series and many fans can’t wait to get their hands on this aircraft. It’s coming soon along with a host of other features. Spitfire for Patch 2.011? All signs are pointing to the Spitfire Vb being released in Patch 2.011 or the next…

Pfalz D.III: The other fighter

As a kid when you read about World War I, a couple of fighters immediately jump to mind and the Pfalz D.III is not one of them. Very much the ‘other’ fighter, the Pfalz D.IIIa is a competent complement to the Albatross D.III and D.Va fighters. Pretty good but never exceptional Impressed by the Nieuport…

Eagle Dynamics and Belsimtek announce DCS: F-18 reveal at E3 2017

Big news for DCS World today with the announcement that the long awaited DCS: F-18 module will be revealed at the Thrustmaster booth at E3 2017. The Hornet stings! It’s been years since the announcement that Eagle Dynamics were working on a full fidelity authentic recreation of the F-18C Hornet and associated carrier operations. A…

The F1M2 “Pete” and Battle of Midway’s strategy

There is much speculation in the IL-2 community as to which aircraft will specifically make an appearance at in the titles Battle of Midway expansion. Although we are probably a good 6-8 months away from a formal announcement, we have learned a little from Jason Williams in the last week that may shade some light…

DCS: Normandy rolls out with a bit of turbulence

Eagle Dynamic’s release of DCS: Normandy and DCS World 2.1 rolled out with a few bumps over the weekend and while the release was a success overall, it appears that there will be some growing pains associated with this new version over the coming weeks and months. Wags from the Eagle Dynamics team took to…

1CGS is looking for content creators, contractors

The developer team for 1C Game Studio’s second generation IL-2 series is a small one. Despite their small size, they have built some incredible content in just a few short years. That small team needs help and they are calling for the community to help fill some interesting roles. Help with Japanese resources Jason William’s…

1CGS dev update features straight talk, Hs129B-2

This week’s update from 1CGS on the development of IL-2 was a bit of a departure from the norm although it did come with some beautiful shots of the Hs129B-2. Hs129B-2 development looks good Designed for a similar role as the IL-2 was, the Hs129B-2 is a relatively small aircraft with a heavy hitting punch…

DCS: Normandy confirmed for May 26

Fans of DCS and their World War II project are likely wanting to take note that DCS: Normandy is now confirmed by Eagle Dynamics for release on May 26 thanks to an update from Eagle Dynamics on their Facebook page. Preparatory sale A sale on DCS World War II aircraft as well as the Combined…