This weeks’ update from Eagle Dynamics on DCS World development is focused on three key pieces of content – the DCS: AH-64D Apache, the DCS: Mosquito and the DCS: The Channel Map. Here’s the latest!
New detail images of the AH-64D
The DCS: AH-64D Apache project continues to make good progress from what we’ve seen of it recently. The latest images are focused on the exterior of the helicopter and ED reports that the exterior is nearly ready to go. Have a look at the images!
We’ve also learned a little about some of the features. They include the Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) which is a sensor that is visible on the wingtip of the AH-64 and can warn the crew about incoming missiles from both air and surface threats. The countermeasure system can also use the sensor to automatically deploy countermeasures. Very handy!
ED also detailed a feature where the missile pylons can pivot upwards to provide a better loft for the missile. That’s in as part of the features of the helicopter.
Not coming in the initial early access release but planned for a release later is the Fire Control Radar (FCR), which sits on top of the main rotor. This is the system that gives the Longbow Apache it’s reputation as it can lock and guide Hellfire missiles at range even while staying partially concealed. It should be an interesting addition when it comes.
The Channel map gets a discount with Mosquito
Eagle Dynamics are keen to play up the linkages between DCS: Mosquito and the DCS: The Channel Map. They are reporting that the map is close to final state and that anyone who has done the DCS: Mosquito pre-order can now get a 30% special discount through the Eagle Dynamics store. ED also reports that the offer will be available on Steam.
We aren’t exactly sure what final state will be for this map but it sounds like additional seasons are coming with winter making a brief and fleeting appearance in the Mosquito pre-order trailer. Hopefully spring and autumn are on the way too.
The deal is time limited from now until September 9 at 15:00 GMT.