Third party Odessa map coming along

Zeus, former third party developer and now working with 1CGS on mapping projects, has revealed a new screen shot from a third party group putting together a new Odessa map for IL-2. Earlier he also posted a topographical map showing the general region of the map. Gaining the Odessa map gives us yet another battlespace…

Yes, single player can be epic!

Single player can be, at times, a predictable experience no matter the game or genre. AI opponents and scenarios can sometimes be very predictable in a way that online humans aren’t. With IL-2 the issue is the campaign system auto generates missions offering unlimited replayability but it also means a lot of the same tired…

IL-2 future reveal coming in August

The future of IL-2 including a new theater and other new information will be revealed sometime in August. That is the latest word from Jason Williams, the Producer for 1CGS’ IL-2: Battle of Moscow and Battle of Stalingrad flight sims. There are a lot of cool things being discussed internally. New theater and more will…

DCS adds new content, map updates

I don’t post as much about DCS because I’m not as into that sim right now as I am into the historically based World War I and World War II based sims. But for the flight sim purist out there and those interested in modern aircraft and air combat – DCS is the best, bar…

New IL-2 content coming, Steam Store release imminent

As much as I can say that what we already have with the IL-2 series is great, I’m always hungering for more and I think most of the flight sim community is like that too. The latest developer update from 1CGS gives us a look at some new content coming down the pipe and I…

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…