Eagle Dynamics reveal DCS: Sinai, talk WWII Marianas

The map announcements and details keep flowing from the folks at Eagle Dynamics. This week, during their DCS World Weekend News update, they have revealed a new map from a new developer as well as revealed more details about their plans for their own WWII Marianas map. Let’s have a look!

Heading to the Sinai

The Sinai Peninsula, road bridge between Africa and Asia, and at a couple of occasions during the course of the 20th century a major conflict zone. Sandwiched between Israel and Egypt, this is an area rich in ancient and modern history

A new developer, OnReTech, is listed as the authors behind this new map. Eagle Dynamics reports that the map will be 1500 x 1000km in size with a 700x700km segment being presented in high detail. Here’s a little more about what the map will include:

The map includes the entire Sinai Peninsula, eastern Egypt and the Nile Delta, southern Israel including Gaza, western Jordan, and western Saudi Arabia. This area features a wide variety of landscapes like mountains, rivers, desert, agricultural areas, sea and bays that provide a variety of mission and campaign settings.

The map is a modern day recreation. It will reportedly have military facilities, major cities including Cairo, 40 airfields, 100 points of interest including monuments. Even the great Pyramids are shown in one of the screenshots.

Notably, the map is intended to release in three phases. The first phase will incorporate the entire map and 14 airbases. A second phase will add 11 more airfields. A third phase will had 12-14 more Egyptian specific airbases. The first two phases will be presented during early access with the third and final phase helping to finish off the map.

It’s an interesting way to approach it and it sounds like each step of the way has been laid out by this team. Good to know!

Historic Marianas

We already have the free DCS: Marianas Islands map available to us and Eagle Dynamics are now working on their WWII edition of the same map. In this latest update we’re learning about some of the details that are going into it such as their use of pre-invasion maps provided by the United States Navy.

This version of the map features the expansive sugar cane plantations, the original Japanese airfields, historically appropriate coastlines, and the small villages that dot the map. A very different looking experience from the cities and towns that now cover the area.

Have a look at the latest screenshots!

And of course you can read all about it from Eagle Dynamics and their DCS World Weekend News update.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. CanadaOne says:

    Love me some new maps. And I really like that they are coming out in such variety. South Atlantic to Sinai to Marianas. It’s great.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Agreed! Great options in the pipeline. More than I would have assumed!

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  2. Redglyph says:

    A map in a hot region is the last thing I need right now XD

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Is it a little toasty where you are? Last weekend I did a 12km trail run in humidex 35c weather and it was insanely hot.

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      1. Redglyph says:

        Ouch, that’s brave of you.

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Yeah I’m a glutton for punishment 😊

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  3. Baltic Dude says:

    I am very excited for Sinai. Not sure where all the hate is coming from. DCS maps do not come free and can’t simply be a Syria expansion to include a country that isn’t Syria, lol. This, Kola and Afghanistan will be insta-buys. Hope we can see Iwo Jima expansion for Marianas soon for Pacific WWII.

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  4. kallem says:

    sinai? afganistan? more desert maps? lol
    another mariana? but is there anything to put on it?

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Chicken and egg for Marianas WWII. There’s been comments that ED may be doing an F6F which would be appropriate. The P-47 already roughly fits. We’ll see what else emerges.

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      1. Blue 5 says:

        Are they not essentially
        Making the same mistake as Normandy? Half-doing something (that is unlikely to be finished this decade, given the immense work for a true Pacific Battle scenario) while hoping that the customers cheerfully accept this.

        I know DCS has its own, err, ‘logic’ when it comes to theaters and priorities, but if Jason announced a Khalkin Gol module on the basis that the I-16 ‘roughly fits’ there would be some quite surprised reactions.

        F6F vs A6M likely the only choice for the foreseeable future.

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Potentially. It depends on how focused they end up being on this specific time period of WWII in the Pacific. If they can give us sufficient content to make it worthwhile to then make single player, multiplayer, and campaigns then it could work out well.

        We definitely need the F6F-3/5 and A6M5 duel and then other stuff around it.

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      3. kallem says:

        the f6f is only planned. the a6m is only community-wishful-thinking.
        but a few airplanes is not much.
        where are the destroyers? cruisers? carriers? battle ships?
        shore defenses? aaa-guns? artillery? infantry?

        and there might be a few usa models, but there are no japanese anythings in dcs

        even this blogs maple-syrupy-sweet outlook on dcs must admit there needs more than just an f6f and a6m

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      4. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Sure, we need many different elements to make up a theatre of operations. At the moment, we don’t know what the full plan is or what he extent is. It should be interesting to find out.

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