I’ve been lax over the summer covering some of the updates coming from Team Fusion but today we heard from Bonkin, a Team Fusion Simulations member, on the IL-2 forums with the very latest in what the team has been up to including some new visual effects, new aircraft and talk about their new Torbuk map. Let’s check it all out!
One of the areas that Team Fusion continues to work on is new effects and today’s update focused on the new flame effects for aircraft. It’s a convincing effect in screenshots and we also get to see it briefly in a video (more on that later).
Visual effects are one thing but the team has also indicated that they are working on new sound effects for Daimler Benz, Hispano Suiza, Pratt & Whiney and Allison engines. New voices are also being recorded for the French and Italian nations as both the D.520 and MC.202 are making their way into the series. Speaking of new aircraft…
New map and aircraft too
The new Tobruk scenario was announced along with the IL-2: Cliffs of Dover and Team Fusion official update that happened over a year ago. With it, the intention of the team to move towards a North Africa scenario and release a new expansion pack for sale.
Aircraft, vehicle and object design, and other features are being oriented towards a 1940-1942 North Africa scenario. Aircraft currently under development include:
- Bf108 Taifun (intermediate trainer)
- Bf109F-1, F-2 and F-4
- Spitfire IIa and IIb
- Spitfire Va and Vb
- Gladiator II
- Hurricane IIa, b and c
- Beaufighter IC
- Wellington Ia and Ic (flyable)
- Martlet III
There may be more but these are all currently under development with intention of being added into the game engine soon. This is all in anticipation of Team Fusion’s TF.50 release (featuring the Battle of Tobruk).
Plenty of videos to watch
I’ve missed out on the last few updates but I’d encourage people to check out the status of Team Fusions’ latest efforts to bring IL-2: Cliffs of Dover up to new levels. July’s update focused on the Gladiator II:
Then, in August, the team showed off their work in progress efforts on the Bf109F.
The September update video was particularly good with a summary of their latest efforts showing off the latest work in progress cockpits, visual effects, sound effects, and more. It’s well worth the watch.
The team is working hard on the Tobruk map which we haven’t seen any images of yet. The team is still tweaking textures to make sure that it looks as good as it can before they start to showcase it. I look forward to seeing their latest efforts – certainly Team Fusion proved they could do great work with upgrading the Channel Map so it will be interesting to see the latest.