Another great IL-2 developer diary is out and thanks to Jason Williams, the Executive Producer, we now have some great new Normandy map screenshots featuring the iconic white cliffs near Dover. We also have some news about the Ar234, B-26 AI and the next patch. Let’s have a look!
Taking on the Normandy map project means revisiting a locale that the 1CGS team has already covered in the past. Rise of Flight featured a really well done channel map that was a showcase for what the old Digital Nature engine could do back when it released. Now it looks like 1CGS are doing the same with the Digital Warfare engine that powers Great Battles as we have an updated look at the cliffs near Dover. They look really good from what we can see!
Here’s the other exciting piece. Jason reports that the map will be released later this summer. That suggests to me that we might be seeing this map come our way sometime in late July or early August if I were to make a guess.
That puts it slightly behind the late June release that I was thinking of at the start of the year but not too far off of that.
We’ve also learned from the developer diary this week that two new pieces of content are due in the next update and that they are already testing them in beta. The Ar234 and the B-26 (AI only) are both on their way and are currently being tested according to this news.
Beta testing usually happens only a couple of weeks before an update comes out so we seem likely to have another consequential content release within the next few weeks. Assuming that this comes to pass that will mean that we have just the Me410, the V-1, and the Normandy map left when it comes to content.
The final piece of the puzzle then will be the Career mode for Normandy. That, of course, relies on all of this other content being in place and will be the last to arrive. And we shouldn’t forget either that Flying Circus Vol 2 is still owed its multi-seasonal WWI map which is also on the way. Stay tuned for all of that!
In the meantime, read the latest update right here!