Although there may have been some disappointment around the most recent delay to the DCS: AH-64D, today we did hear good news that a major feature has been finished and others are making progress. Let’s have a look!
Syncing things up for multi-crew
Matt Wagner was on the DCS World forums today with a mini-update on the DCS: AH-64D. One major feature, multi-crew sync, has been completed. This is a key feature that in the AH-64D is a little more complicated than it is in other modules as the two crew members share data on the helicopter’s systems. I’ll let Matt explain the next part,
Today we completed one of the biggest gating items for early access release, multi-crew sync. When in networked multi-crew, this is a critical feature that allows both crew members to set the Direct To location, set a Terrain Point, and set a Waypoint/Hazard/Control Measure/Target Point. As you will discover, this is a rather unique aspect of the AH-64D and really shines in network play.Matt Wagner
He also reports that work is ongoing on the autopilot hover and hold modes, on the cold start procedure, as well as the initial integration of “George” AI into the module. Good news!