What’s the latest on the DCS: Mosquito?

Originally intended to be released in Q1 of 2021, we haven’t heard all that much about the DCS: Mosquito project in a while. We do have some new information that’s surfaced so let’s have a look and see what the latest is.

Delayed and being reworked

On March 31st, Community Manager BIGNEWY posted a note on the DCS World Mosquito sub-forum indicating that the exterior model was being reworked.

…the team were not happy with the Mosquito model and have decided to redo it. This will mean we need some extra time before early access can start, at the moment our new plan is for Q2 2021.

We will of course keep you all informed as we progress if there are any other changes.

BIGNEWY

We haven’t heard too much since then except for a post on the r/Hoggit community about the module has attracted a few responses that give us a bit of an insight into how far along the rework is.

There was a bit of speculation that IL-2’s Mosquito FB.VI model was perhaps a reason why ED was looking at theirs and thinking that it needed additional work. Interesting speculation but nixed by this response from NineLine.

No, it has nothing to do with any other game, Nick personally kicked the model, he has grown up around WWII aircraft, knows their shapes, their lines and their looks. He expects them to be at a certain quality level, and nothing less, not for himself, but for what he thinks customers buying this module deserve. Thanks!

NineLine

Fair enough! Nick Grey does have extensive warbird experience and having direct access to one of the few Mosquitos around does give him a unique vantage point on how things should look and function.

Another poster asked about the status of the trailer to promote the pre-order and launch of the module.

I am sure we prefer to wait on the final model for the trailer, it shouldn’t be too much longer. Thanks.

NineLine

We once again have a response from NineLine indicating that the trailer will need to wait until they have the final model. A logical decision. Also notable that he said that it shouldn’t take too much longer.

While some have speculated that it may be a Q3 2021 launch (starting in July), it’s still possible that we’ll see it before then as well. With other work apparently continuing while the exterior model is completed.

The delay has not apparently affected the interior model which has been shown off quite a bit too.

That’s all we know at this point but I expect we should learn more sooner than later given the last quote that I pulled from the discussion. With luck, we’ll see the newest DCS warbird added to the sim with a high level of detail and lots of systems fully functional.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. harryvoyager says:

    Yeah, sometimes a model just doesn’t quite come out right, and its not clear why.

    The Mosquito has a lot of complex curves and geometry on it.

    Looking at the screenshots, it does look pretty, but now that it’s been brought up. I do sort of see that, not-quite-right-but-I-can’t-put-my-finger-on-why thing going on in it too.

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  2. CanadaOne says:

    Patience is so difficult.

    I guess it’s a race between the Marianas map, the Hind, and the Mosquito.

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  3. Paddy says:

    Frustrating though eh? At the rate DCS produces WWII gear, it’ll be 3000AD by the time we have a full planeset for any period of the war.

    You would’ve have thought variants of existing aircraft would have been an easy win but nothing there either (Think Emil, Spit I & V…)

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    1. CanadaOne says:

      It does seem to take a while. And given that several companies produce modules, I’m surprised maps/planes/choppers don’t show up more often.

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  4. schurem says:

    The amount of work a single module takes easily surpasses the man hours The Great Sims of Yore took to build. And you may remember those didn’t come out 100% done either. There used to be a constant grumble about sims being released with too many bugs in and requiring patching.
    We, the customers often forget how hard it is to build something as complex as a simulated aircraft. How utterly complicated. Because we don’t put up with sub par work or cut corners.

    So be patient and tolerant of a few niggles here and there. These things are big and hard and the people building them are but a few mere mortals like you, fallible and imperfect like you.

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  5. William T Taylor says:

    i am just hopeing that they relase a high alt photo recon pack so it can be used more widely i love props and there are not enough especialy Vietnam era props in the game. would like a photo recon option in game as well think it would be fun to fly and also useful for MP of all types …
    oh well wishful thinking

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