The latest DCS World Weekend News update comes with some news surrounding two maps for DCS World. First, the Marianas map with its WWII edition is now underway. Second, we get a bit more of a look at what Ugra Media are doing with DCS: Syria. There’s also a quick status update on the DCS: AH-64 and Aerges Mirage F1 makes a brief appearance too. Let’s go!
Eagle Dynamics DCS WWII is set to make its biggest steps towards the Pacific theatre as we get new details and work in progress screenshots of the map. In this week’s update, we learn a bit more about what the team are doing with the map. Notably, they are creating this edition of the map as a similar level of detail as we see with the modern version albeit with a very different time period in mind.
Screenshots show historical buildings and the update references the largely agricultural pastures and sugar cane fields that dominated the human settlements on the island at the time. This version of the map is intended to be free as well and provides a logical jumping off point for DCS’ WWII Pacific theatre content.
If the screenshots above aren’t enough of an example of the extreme detail, this animated mill will probably do the rest of the convincing.
The latest update also reconfirms that the DCS: Syria map is getting a 250km extension eastward all the way to Deir ez-Zor airbase in Syria. Parts of the Euphrates River Valley will also be included as well as the bases at H3, H3 Northwest, H3 Southwest, and Ruwayshid airbase.
The update mentions the DCS: AH-64D specifically as many of the new areas are intended to give us historical operations areas from the recent fight against ISIS.
And while we’re talking about these updates and there are several new screenshots (many of which you may have already seen in a previous update) but there are some new ones too which include this image of a Mirage F1. As many of you know, Aerges sent the aircraft to Eagle Dynamics for testing which likely means its coming to the sim very soon!
F-16 feature update
Also coming out today was a new feature update video from Matt Wagner. In it he goes over some of the changes they have made to the F-16 including flight model changes, training bombs, and a detailed look at the new Link16 features that let you share radar emitters, targets, mark points, and more.
For all of this and more, visit the DCS World Weekend News update!
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It’s been a while since we had an update, could be a nice big fat download. The Syria map extension looks great.
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Yeah I’m expecting that this one will fill up the download folder a bit. There’s a lot in the pipeline!
I think it’s cool that part of the reason for extending a map is specifically to enable period- & geographically accurate combat for one of the modules.
And we’re also pending the substantially different version of Marianas for WW2 ops.
I don’t overly care about “set stages” like that (I happily run Ka-50 ops on Marianas), but I’ll freely admit I LIKE it!
Also cool is that Wags called out a still heavily WiP feature in the Falcon video. Another example of developer transparency – always great to see!
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If only they had made a Kiev map…
Indeed. I had been pulling for a Central Europe map. Not sure if they will make one… Afghanistan seems to be next.