A small update from Heatblur is out and with it are new screenshots of the Forrestal-class carrier that the team have been working to bring to DCS World. Let’s have a look and discuss a bit what we’ve learned.
New screnshots and details
The U.S. Navy’s first supercarrier, the Forrestal-class comprised of four carriers built in the 1950’s. Forrestal, Saratoga, Ranger and Independence served the Navy from the middle 1950’s until the middle 1990’s. Heatblur is bringing this carrier out to DCS World pilots as part of the F-14 project but it’s clear that it will have immediate uses for Heatblur’s own A-6 project.
What features will this carrier have? That’s a question that was asked and then answered by Heatblur on their Facebook page where the update was made.
Initial version will be Stennis parity; then we’ll work with our partners to discuss Supercarrier functionality.Heatblur
So, basic functionality to begin with and supercarrier levels possible later. Sounds good to me! IMHO Supercarrier is such an immersive experience that I wouldn’t doubt it that Heatblur will aim for that level at some point either as a separate module or built in as part of the F-14 or A-6 release. What I’m very interested in as well will be how this may work with other aircraft in development such as Leatherneck/Magnitude 3’s F8 Crusader or FlyingIron Simulations A-7 Corsair II. That remains to be seen!