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 gameplay videos plus a teaser of the RIO position for the F-14.
What we haven’t yet seen in all of the attention surrounding the F-14 is the back-seat. The RIO (or Radar Intercept Officer) manages the AWG-9 radar, the navigation systems, and helps keep the task of flying the F-14 manageable.
I should note for anyone who hasn’t read too extensively about this module – the backseat will be controlled by an AI called JESTER. If you want, however, you can hop back there yourself or in multiplayer you can fly as a two person team.
The RIO seat is still very much a work in progress but we’re seeing our first images of this area of the F-14 thanks to an update from Heatblur on their Facebook page.
Pair of F-14 gameplay videos
Jabbers and Ralfi took the skies of the Persian Gulf to perform a CAP mission with the F-14. You can watch the same mission from two different perspectives as both of these YouTubers recorded the game from their perspective. It’s a cool way to enjoy the F-14 while waiting for Heatblur to release it to early access.
And here is the same mission from Ralfi’s perspective.
Splashing Sabres in the MiG-19
Growling Sidewinder goes on a Sabre hunt in his latest video, this time featuring the DCS: MiG-19. This video features a couple of short fights with some F-86 Sabres and a surprising outcome with the R-13 missiles.
I’m sure we’re all about at the same stage right now where excitement has reached that point where were ready for the modules to release already. The F-14 probably has several weeks of work still left to get it to early access and RAZBAM is doing everything they can to make the DCS: MiG-19P a full release right from day one.