The state of DCS: WWII

In 2013, Ilya Shevchenko (with Oleg Maddox and Igor Tishin) started a kick-starter to bring WWII to DCS World. The kick-starter was initially successful but the project ultimately ground to a halt before it was injected with new life thanks to Eagle Dynamics. It’s been six years and the question I want to ask is:…

1CGS will be at Flight-Sim Expo 2019

Last year, 1CGS and the IL-2: Great Battles Series was at the inaugural Flight-Sim Expo in Las Vegas. This year the team behind one of my favourite flight-sims of all time is going to be attending the same convention – this time in Orlando Florida! Year two! Last year, IL-2 was able to get in…

DCS: MiG-19 release postponed (updated)

As recently as Sunday I was wondering when we’d find out more details regarding the release date of the DCS: MiG-19 by RAZBAM and Eagle Dynamics today made an announcement that the release had been postponed. Let’s talk about the statement, about the stated goals from RAZBAM, and what happens next. A delayed release Earlier…

New DCS: F-14 and MiG-19 videos surface, new F-14 RIO tease

The first month of 2019 has been dominated by news from Heatblur and RAZBAM with their respective DCS World modules taking up a lot of the attention. Both DCS: F-14 and DCS: MiG-19 are attracting a lot of attention as these two very different modules push forward towards release. New videos are out with new…

Voice actors for Battle of Bodenplatte

There’s still a few days left and lots of support still needed to record some voices for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte’s voice overs. If you’re pretty good at voice overs and can contribute there’s still a few days left before the deadline of January 31st. American and British accents American and British accents are desired…

Ace Combat 7 comes to PC on Jan 31st

Bandai Namco’s Ace Combat series stretches back nearly 25 years and for some sim pilots, this was one of the titles that helped get them into more serious combat flight simming. Coming on January 31st, Ace Combat makes a return after a long hiatus to PlayStation 4 (+VR), XBox One, and PC on Steam. The…

More hints for IL-2’s future

Between Jason’s update a week ago and this developer diary, we’re getting a sense of what 2019 will be for IL-2: Great Battles. From what I see, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes on a lot of different fronts that has me curious, excited, and hopeful for plenty of good things this year….

First IL-2 dev diary of 2019 covers all three titles

Our first official developer update for the IL-2: Great Battles series in 2019 is wide ranging, far reaching, and it hints at lot of stuff happening behind the scenes for the series. Let’s have a look at what we’ve learned today! Me262, other developments Six aircraft are yet to come for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte…

The Flying Circus Furball now a regular Sunday event

Fast becoming a fixture in the Flying Circus community is the newly named ‘Flying Circus Furball’ which has, for many of the last several weekends, been a way for fans of the title to get into some very active multiplayer dogfight sessions. Now, the event is becoming a regular Sunday fixture. Weekly dogfight event Community…

More systems work ongoing for DCS: F/A-18C

Eagle Dynamics has four programmers working away on new features for the DCS: F/A-18C with additional updates to the AGM-88 HARM, Lightening II, datalink, IFF, DUD and fuze logic for bombs, and more. A long list of features still in progress The F/A-18C Hornet has steadily added capabilities and features since it released into early…