Get out your code breaking books and Enigma machine readers because Jason Williams, IL-2’s Lead Producer, has just put another fun and cryptic message out on the IL-2 forum. What does it mean? Let’s have a quick look at what we know!
The post and speculation
Posted just a couple of hours ago at the time of this writing, Jason posted a thread with a ‘.’ for a thread title and then the following sequence of numbers.
112140151320451815134141Jason Williams on the IL-2 forums
Not being much of a code breaker myself, this looks like a random sequence of numbers. To be fair, it could absolutely be a random sequence of numbers intended to keep us guessing. In September, Jason teased us with something that ended up being the announcement of two Collector Vehicles. In November of 2019, we got a more formal note that something was coming. That ended up being Battle of Normandy.
I don’t think we can or should read too much into the size or scale of the announcement. It’s likely bigger than a sale but it doesn’t seem likely that 1CGS is about to announce a new major product either as both Flying Circus Vol 2 and Battle of Normandy are on the way.
From the reveal of infantry, to the announcement of new clouds that were teased earlier in the year, to a new campaign… literally anything is a potential here. But something IS coming so that’s exciting!
Meanwhile, if you feel like trying to crack the number code that’s been posted… by all means, let me know what you find!