DCS World will soon have what appears to be a premium carrier experience and this week’s newsletter is filling us in on details of what their new animated deck crew are going to be like. From their appearance it seems that they will be pretty spectacular indeed! Let’s have a look at what is currently in progress!
Yellow shirt, green shirt, red shirt
Every member of the deck crew has a role to play and they are distinguished by the colour of their shirts so everyone knows what role everyone is playing. Yellow shirts are plane directors, green shirts are part of the catapult crew, while red shirts are part of the weapons crew.
This week we’re getting a look at both the animations as well as some still images of them in action.
The animations are looking pretty good – especially given that Eagle Dynamics and DCS World haven’t historically spent nearly as much time in doing this kind of skeletal animation.
Let’s have a look at the screenshots too!
I think those look really great. Combine the animations with these still images and you have something that really has a lot of life to it. Very impressive!
Carrier multiplayer compatibility
There’s been plenty of controversy and more than a few arguments spawned over how the carrier would be used in multiplayer and it looks like Eagle Dynamics has found a better way forward for this module.
Also, to update you on how we will handle the new carrier in network play, the new carrier will appear in network missions, even if you do not own the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier module. As such, even if you do not own the module, you can still join missions that include it. However, if you do not own this carrier module, you will be unable to start from this carrier, land on it, or experience the deck crew and radio communications.DCS World Weekend News update
This is a far better solution than being outright incompatible. Adding a second carrier to multiplayer is a doable solution for many multiplayer communities allowing the best of both worlds for fans who do and don’t own the carrier module.