The title for Team Fusion Simulations North Africa expansion based on the IL-2: Cliffs of Dover engine has been announced! Introducing ‘Desert Wings – Tobruk!’ This is now the official title for the new project that we’ve been calling TFS 5.0 or the North Africa expansion for Cliffs of Dover. We have an official name, new release details, and pricing information so let’s have a look!
A title announcement plus release details
This is obviously a big moment in the launch of the series so let’s go through some of the details of this launch so you’re all up to date.
First, we have some key details for TFS 5.0 or ‘Desert Wings – Tobruk’ and I think everyone will find this interesting. First, the map is a 385 x 385 km area centered around Tobruk which was a key location in the desert war. The map includes multiple landmarks, towns, and 75 airfields.
The aircraft list, which I put together not that long ago, is also finalized and it has everything from Martlet’s to Tomahawks to Bf109F series and a whole bunch of different versions of the Ju88. It looks like one of the crown jewels is the Wellington bomber which is fully flyable. There are also 25 new tanks, artillery and vehicles as well as 17 new ships including battleships, trawlers, and everything in between.
Team Fusion also touts their multiple capabilities of the title with over 100 aircraft possible in servers. I know several organized groups have put that to the test over the years and have succeeded in having those large scale battles.
Single player also gets a mention with note of a campaign but at the moment we don’t know much more. I have reached out to the developers and they have told me that they have plenty of single player content planned for launch so I’m looking forward to that.
Now, without any further delay, here’s the action packed launch title trailer.
The big question that everyone has had for a long time now was when we’d see the launch of the desert add-on to Cliffs of Dover. Team Fusion have taken their time to build this product and it takes a while to build this many different planes, a map, an all of the scenery objects, cars, trucks, tanks and ships to make this all come together. Fortunately the wait for this launch is coming to an end with launch coming this summer. Yes that’s right, summer 2020!
The release will be available on Steam for $69.99 USD with a 15% discount at launch. It’ll also be available for purchase through the il2sturmovik.com webstore.