Team Fusion talks future of IL-2: Desert Wings including VR

The folks at Team Fusion Simulations have started a new developer diary format which will seek to provide monthly status updates on IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings including what their plans are for the future. We’ve got our first taste of this new diary update format and it brings with it some notable news for fans of VR.

VR and TrueSky headline new updates

The biggest news in the update is that Team Fusion now has a version of their sim running with both VR and with the new TrueSky cloud rendering system.

VR has long been asked for by the community and Team Fusion have long said that it’s a goal of theirs to bring VR to the platform. That’s very exciting news for fans of this sim. Here’s what ATAG_Pattle from the Team Fusion team had to say about this,

Firstly, an update on TrueSky and VR. While we don’t have any images to show you (yet!), and work is being affected by the ongoing global pandemic, substantial progress has been made on these two major updates. We now have a test version of the game that runs with both TrueSky and VR, enabling our teams to work towards refining these upgrades for public release.


That sounds encouraging and although we don’t have anything new to see just yet, I am looking forward to seeing what TrueSky can bring to the visuals of the sim.

TrueSky is a third party system that has been used in other games and sims including Ace Combat 7 which had class leading cloud rendering when it was released.

Other new content on the way

Team Fusion have been great about ensuring that their sim has ample single player content and they are continuing to develop new content for the sim.

Three new single player missions have been added in version 5.022. One is for Cliffs of Dover owners while the other two focus on Desert Wings. Each features several different skirmishes and a wide variety of aircraft are part of each scenario including some interesting interception operations against a He-115.

Read the whole diary update here.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. harryvoyager says:

    Oh very cool. I’m looking forward to seeing how it works out in VR. I know even in the older War Thunder engine VR is extremely immersive, and being an easier to run game than Il-2 and DCS I could see being much easier to get good frame rates with older hardware.

    Very looking forward to this.


  2. Skycat says:

    Exciting news. I only fly VR now so if VR is added to Cliffs of Dover Blitz I’ll reinstall ClODB and give it a trial.


  3. Firdimigdi says:

    Excellent news. I bought Cliffs of Dover Blitz/Desert Wings hoping this would fund this exact outcome.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      It’s good news indeed! I know VR has been an oft requested feature.


  4. Det says:


    I saw IL-2 and trueSKY whilst not reading the Desert Wings portion. I was all kinds of excited for a moment.


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Jason’s talked briefly in a developer update about updated cloud technology for IL-2 Great Battles. So… hold on that thought for just a moment.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Det says:

        As I don’t own expansion, have they implemented using the DW aircraft in the BoB or dynamic campaigns?


      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Hrmm. Which aircraft are you thinking of?


  5. Owi says:

    Cant wait for cliffs to get vr. Iv only had some short session in the game, but with good vr il probably play it way more!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Gretsch_Man says:

    Great news indeed.

    If this title works fine in VR, I’m in!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Urgent Siesta says:

    Huh…never realized that Prepar3D’s TrueSky implementation is a third party integration!
    Well, if they can get it to work in CloD as well as it does in P3D, it’ll be a winner!

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