DCS: Normandy from the cockpit of a Mustang

The Eagle Dynamics team has been eager to show people a lot of previews of the Normandy map and all of the assets coming for it. Matt Wagner, Producer, The Fighter Collection / Eagle Dynamics, has been revealing a lot of this with videos posted to his YouTube channel. Today we got a good look at…

IL-2 bullet strike improvements

Although we may not have had an official update this past week, we did get a few good updates from Jason Williams nonetheless. Jason posted today about some bullet strike improvements that, although subtle, will tighten up the visuals. The problem that the series has suffered with is that bullet effects sometimes appear behind the…

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,…

IL-2: Battle of Kuban progress so far

No new developer updates this week from 1CGS. Jason briefly came on the forums and announced that they were too busy at this point to provide a complete update. After weeks of continuous updates we can definitely let them by with a pass I think! Plus this is a great time to look back at…

‘Friedrich’ a Bf109 cinematic

Having watched many incredible IL-2, DCS, and Rise of Flight cinematics over the years I wanted to start putting together my own. Today I’m pleased to present to you ‘Friedrich’ a Bf109 cinematic. This video has taken me several weeks of learning and two false starts before I settled on something that was working for me….

Of flight sims and fake reviews

Flight sims have a rough time when it comes to critics. In this post I want to unpack why and talk a little about the issue of ‘fake reviews’ and the issues that they cause for this community in particular. It’s been a while since I editorialized so… let’s get into it! Professional reviewers The…

Progress on IL-2’s Odessa map

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to update on the Odessa map for IL-2. Experienced map maker Zeus and team have been working away behind the scenes to create the Odessa map for the series and now for the first time in months they are showing off some new work in progress screen…

A new detail on IL-2’s Air Marshal system

In the September Q&A, Jason Williams, the lead producer for IL-2: Battle of Kuban outlined some of his hopes for a new multiplayer system within IL-2: The Air Marshal. The Air Marshal system is supposed to add an extra layer of teamplay on top of a traditionally chaotic dogfight server scenario. Jason’s vision is for…

VKB-Sim’s announces new MCG versions, Gunfighter delayed

In March we heard that VKB-Sim’s Modern Combat Grip (MCG) was coming and that it would be a stick modification that could be used to modify a variety of sticks including VKB’s own Gladiator Pro, Gunfighter, and Black Mamba series joysticks. Since then news has come in that the stick is delayed. But it will…

An IL-2 sale with a twist

Jason Williams announced earlier today that for a limited time you can buy IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad, Moscow, or Kuban at full price and receive 33% off a total of 3 Collector Planes. Although this is maybe not as good of a deal as the sale that we saw some weeks ago, there is a…

Pelican’s Over Moscow campaign preview

IL-2 forum member Gambit21 has been working away on a Ju52 single player campaign for the IL-2: Battle of Moscow and has now released five missions to gauge interest in a transport campaign featuring the famous Junkers tri-motor. Best laid plans Building IL-2 missions with the provided editor is difficult to say the least. Complex…

RAZBAM developing a convincing Cold War duel for DCS

Since purchasing the Mirage 2000C last week, I’ve been checking into some of the projects that third party RAZBAM is working on for DCS. It’s an impressive lineup and if all goes well, by the end of 2018 they may have a great selection of Cold War aircraft available for combat. The Mirage IIICJ &…