Although I’ve already reported on the DCS: Syria map, we now have our first “official” screenshots of it from Eagle Dynamics thanks to a sneaky reveal by Matt Wagner while showing off some new skins for the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet.
Three new skins join Hornet line-up
The DCS: F/A-18C Hornet already has more skins than most other DCS modules out of the box but Eagle Dynamics is adding three more.
NSAWC Blue Splinter, VFA-97 Warhawks and VFA-192 Golden Dragons provide the basis for the next three skins for the Hornet.
I think its great that the Hornet is getting some more skin options and frankly, I’d like to see Heatblur, RAZBAM, Deka Ironworks, and others follow this tradition as much as possible by including more skins and more variations for their modules – if not at launch then later on as the module matures.
Syria map spotted, none of it actually Syria
According to Jarlerus, a user on the Eagle Dynamics forums, Incirlik Air Base – Turkey, Ramat David Air Base – Israel, and Beirut-Rafic Hariri Intl. Airport – Lebanon provide the backdrop for each of the images posted by Matt Wagner and interestingly none of the locales are actually set in Syria itself – even if that country dominates a large portion of the map.
It does back-up information we already knew that the developers of the map, Ugra Media, intend for the map to cover a wide area and provide plenty of flexibility in scenario creation.
These images also spotlight how the DCS: Syria map is far from being another featureless desert with plenty of built-up urban areas, farming land, and other features visible in the images that you just don’t see anywhere else.
That definitely helps add character and I’m excited to see the finished product!