We’re closing in on the still unknown release date for the DCS: MiG-19P by RAZBAM and new information is flying fast and furious right now. New images have come out today from RAZBAM showing their texture update to the cockpit and new taxi and take-off tutorial is joined by RedKit’s exceptional preview video of the module.
Cockpit comes up to new standard
RAZBAM has been working hard on improving the visual standards of their modules and that effort is beginning to really pay off (upgrades for the M-2000C and AV-8B are also planned) and we’re seeing that in a very visceral way for the MiG-19P.
These are the new screenshots for the MiG-19 which, in my opinion, bring the interior up to the same level as the exceptional work done on the exterior of the module.
Compare the images above with these earlier images. Although the overall impression is very much the same and the lighting is somewhat different, the details really matter when you look more closely. Less flat texture and more scratches, bumps and depth where it matters.
These details don’t make or break a module but they do show polish and attention to detail and its something that some other third party developers have pushed the envelop on recently. It’s great to see RAZBAM answer that challenge so capably – at least from the images.
New tutorial video for taxi, takeoff
The next training video in RAZBAM’s series of training videos for the MiG-19 is up and it covers the basics of taxi and take-off including the differential brake system that is apparently a bit tricky to master.
RedKite’s brilliant preview video
RedKite does some extremely informative video tutorials (and videos in general) on DCS World and RAZBAM saw fit to send him a preview version of the DCS: MiG-19P which has resulted in one of the best previews for the jet to-date.
This video is both informative and cinematic as RedKite goes through the different armament options, the liveries, the handling and the visuals for the MiG-19. Another detail nicely covered is the three language options for the MiG-19 – Russian, Chinese and English.
The rumours circulating is that the MiG-19 is due for release before the end of this month. So far we’ve heard nothing official to indicate that it is or isn’t coming at the end of this month so if the module slips into February – nobody should be disappointed.
Nonetheless, it does appear that RAZBAM’s module is ready to go with the systems, weapons, and visuals all coming together.
I’m intending to buy this module and you can expect both a first impressions and full review coming to Stormbirds post launch.