1CGS shows off new visual effects for Tank Crew

This week’s developer diary for the IL-2: Great Battles Series introduces new visual effects detailing that is, for now, aimed at improving the visuals for Tank Crew although there are some hints of what this work will do for airplanes as well. Let’s have a look! More realistic muzzle flashes, rough terrain The highlights of…

First images of the expanded DCS: Syria map

When it was revealed that DCS: Syria was coming out, a lot of pilots asked if we’d be seeing nearby Cyprus and the RAF airbase located there. Initially, this was not part of the plan but the creators of the map, Ugra Media, are stepping an already impressive map up a notch further and are…

Check out this documentary on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Crowdfunded video game documentary maker Noclip has put together a 34 minute documentary titled ‘How Microsoft Flight Simulator Recreated Our Entire Planet’ and it goes into some of the story and details behind both the creation of the sim and how the world behind Microsoft Flight Simulator was iteratively created. The story and the layers…

The IL-2 autumn sale is on!

There’s been a lot of people asking when the next sale for IL-2 would be on and the answer we have today is – now! Some big discounts are available for the IL-2 series as we head into the holiday season. Let’s have a look. Great Battles content on sale The usual big sale prices…

Four Mirage F1 versions coming to DCS World

We have something of a surprise announcement as the creators of the C-101 have upped the ante on their initial announcement of doing a Mirage F1 for DCS World with news that they will be doing four versions of the French jet fighter. There’s more so let’s dig into it. Aerges steps up for F1…

Wing42 releases the 1909 Blériot XI for Flight Simulator

Flight simulator developer Wing42 has specialized in older aircraft and their first release for Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the oldest. The 1909 Blériot XI is their first aircraft out of the gate and it looks like a unique experience for fans of Flight Simulator and historical aviation. Go back to the pioneers of…

SimCoders and JRollonPlanes bring the SIAI-Marchetti SF260 to MSFS

Fans of SimCoders and JRollonPlanes might be interested to know that the Marchetti SF260, a highly regarded X-Plane 11 aircraft, is now in the early stages of coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator. They have released a short work in progress video showing off the aircraft in motion and it’s already looking pretty good. Ferrari of…

DCS F-14A mini-review

Queue up Kenny Loggins in your cassette tape player and get ready to take a ride to the danger zone because Heatblur has taken the wrapper off the F-14A for DCS World. This is the first of a couple of A model Tomcat’s coming to DCS World and it’s time to check in on the…

DCS: OH-58 Kiowa Warrior pushed to 2021

Third party developer Polychop-Simulations has announced on their Facebook page that, despite their best efforts, the DCS: OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter that they have been working on will be pushed to 2021 despite their best efforts to get it ready for the public before the end of the year. Here’s the information and thoughts on…