A new FAQ posted by NineLine on the DCS World forums confirms the price and several of the changes being made to the DCS: A-10C II and the original DCS: A-10C. Let’s have a look!
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One of the first questions out of the gate was how much would the upgrade cost. This FAQ confirms that the upgrade price will be…. $9.99 USD on the Eagle Dynamics store. This is a special promotional upgrade price and we don’t know what it will cost later to upgrade. The same answer confirms that the regular price will be $79.99 which is more in-line with the most recent DCS World high fidelity modules. The upgrade will also be available for Steam owners.
The FAQ also indicates that upgrading isn’t necessary and the two modules will coexist alongside each other. How much time will be put into the older variant remains unknown but keeping the two operational does mean that the extensive list of missions and campaigns out there for the jet will be enjoyable for some time to come.
Other questions are also answered about the accuracy and flying dynamics. The warning horn for example, was not accurate according to subject matter experts. The stall and buffet characteristics were also adjusted and according to the FAQ, the A-10C flies better than ever. Even the A-10A, from Flaming Cliffs 3, will get the flight model adjustments. So we’ll have to check that out in operation.
Upgrade concerns alleviated?
There was considerable concern that the original DCS: A-10C would be left behind and while I don’t think we fully know how much deprecation will be happening to the older variant – it does mean that the new version is easily within reach for most players who already have the older version. The $10 upgrade cost is lower than expected and a welcome surprise.
I’ve had the module for a while but I haven’t put much time into flying it. I think this will help me get my act together and start!