A few teasers for the complete Normandy map are coming at us from IL-2 Executive Producer Jason Williams. A few new screenshots plus some comments have been posted in recent days so let’s have a look!
Release coming soon
As is usually the way with the IL-2 series and the release of early access content, the map usually requires a couple of years to put together and is often the last or one of the last pieces of content to arrive. That is definitely true with Normandy with the map now going into testing after the IL-2 map team worked on it over the last few years. It’s release is surely on the way now as we learn that it has gone into testing.
Shared to a thread called Jason’s Briefing Room and Officers Club, this is an outlet where the Executive Producer often shares smaller updates or big picture pieces on where things are going.
First, on Thursday, Jason posted the following:
I just thought I’d share this image of the 410 I took this morning. When I first thought of the Normandy plane-set this image is what I had in my head. Just a cool looking aircraft. I’m so very glad to see it finally arriving.
This post was accompanied by this screenshot.
Then, early in the day today he posted some additional screenshots and a comment.
Playing around some more with the ME 410 tonight, except now it’s over the Normandy map swatting Mosquitos as it gets dark. I dig this plane. Yes, the Normandy map has gone into Alpha/Beta testing. Lots of small issues to fix, but it’s a real thing now.
Testing usually means that release is coming very soon. I wouldn’t expect it next week but over the next several weeks I think we’ll see this, the Me410 and then the V-1 and Career Mode all coming together.
It’s exciting times for fans of the IL-2 series as the final pieces of the puzzle for Battle of Normandy come together. More soon!