Does it seem like Eagle Dynamics is releasing much more in the way of work-in-progress materials including some really cool screenshots recently? It feels that way with their latest images from the upcoming Strait of Hormuz map and some cool images of new long-haul railway cars for Nevada.
I grew up in a household where model trains was a thing so seeing this Union Pacific ES44AC locomotive seems a little bit special. The detailing on the model is fantastic… especially for something that may flash past in a blink of an eye at 900 knots. Of course that has never stopped DCS from doing fantastic details on everything – I have special appreciation for that.
There are some more railcars that will fit in perfectly on Nevada coming up too. See those on the dev update!
Another look at the Strait
Strait of Hormuz is an interesting map set in an interesting geopolitical zone that should make for some interesting DCS related scenarios in the future. Its ocean areas will be ideal for the USS Nimitz-class carrier and F/A-18C module currently under development.
These latest shots show us ocean-front, inner city, and shipping ports rendered at surprisingly high levels of detail.
With the right missions and campaigns, this will be an incredible area to fly over with all of the modern jets available and coming up for DCS.
Release dates are of course murky but it appears that this map is coming along well with similar technologies and visuals as the new revised Caucasus map. We’re expecting that to release with DCS World 2.5. Strait of Hormuz is unlikely to be too far behind that.