Anticipation is high for DCS World 2.7, however, we are going to have to wait a bit longer as Eagle Dynamics has indicated that internal testing on the patch continues and the launch into open beta will be delayed by another week.
The patch has been delayed
Eagle Dynamics community manager Big Newy is keeping the patch status thread up to date with information on the release date of the patch. The patch status has just changed in the last day or two to indicate a new release date of April 14, 2021.
This date is, of course, still subject to change as the internal testing process continues. Something that the brief statement on the thread reminds us of.
Worth the wait
I, for one, am not disappointed in the slightest by the news. Ever since the ‘Reach for the Skies’ trailer and the DCS World 2021 and Beyond videos came out, I’ve been very excited to experience the new cloud technology coming to DCS World 2.7 and like many of you, can’t wait to see it finally arrive on my own PC.
But I can wait. I have strong memories of last spring where the release of 2.5.6 set off a multi-month long hunt for performance robbing bugs and multiple calls for Eagle Dynamics to change their testing and release schedule. Eagle Dynamics took a long hard pause and fixed some significant problems. If one of those systematic fixes is a longer testing cycle for 2.7 and we end up with a smoother transition to a new version of DCS World, I will say ‘kudos’ and applaud the effort.
In the meantime, there’s always the latest ‘Reach for the Skies’ or the ‘2021 and Beyond’ trailer to watch.