A small DCS: F4U Corsair update

Any news surrounding DCS: F4U Corsair at this point has captured plenty of attention and today we have a small update posted to the DCS World forums by a Magnitude 3 developer that gives us the most information we’ve had in a while on the project. Let’s have a look!

Corsair update

DCS: F4U Corsair developer Magnitude 3 have presented plenty of great looking screenshots over the last several weeks but we haven’t heard too much about the status of the project since their June, 2022 update. Naturally some fans have been asking questions on what comes next and we have a response that gives us the most up to date information on the project.

Posted on the DCS World Forums, Magnitude 3 developer Hiromachi wrote the following in response to questions coming up about the project.

We do not intend to publish any other updates until the F4U-1D is delivered. This is a project to which we are now almost exclusively committed and it’s on it’s final straight before the release. As of right now work on the damage model continues, which is neither interesting nor entertaining, as it requires more extensive modelling of internal elements of the module. Once this stage is concluded, module will be submitted to Eagle Dynamics for internal testing, until its deemed ready for release.

Except for occasional images and snippets, there will be no specific news until we publish a teaser for the F4U-1D, which should be followed by releas

Hiromachi on the DCS World forums

Although the message doesn’t appear to have been intended as an update, it is actually the most up to date information we have and it’s great to hear how things are going.

Obviously some work is still left on the project with the damage model appearing to be a key component still in the works. Submitting the module to Eagle Dynamics for internal testing is a stage that has, in other examples, taken a while to complete so it gives us a sense of where the project is.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. CanadaOne says:

    Though it’s gorgeous, I’ll probably pass. But I understand why others will jump on it. I’d prefer a Hellcat. We’ll see if that one comes around in my lifetime.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      With the Hellcat teased in the 2023 and Beyond trailer I think we could see that in a couple of years.

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      1. CanadaOne says:

        I’m not 21 anymore. a couple of years is biting into my life expectancy. 🙂

        But a Hellcat would way up on the top of my list for WWII planes, that’s for sure.

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        I hear you! I don’t think of myself as that old but then they told my my early retirement date and it’s not as far away as I would have thought. 😅

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  2. Dave Stewart says:

    Ok youngsters, I’ve retired over a year back, so I’m in the past his sell by date area, can we take a stab at, is it this year or not? How long does damage modelling take, if anyone has a good idea, does it take another year, or is it, as long as it takes, (My luck it’ll be the latter)

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I’ve made so many guesses over the years that have proven to be wrong so… with that track record in mind. If damage models take another 3 months to finish and the ED certification process takes another 3 months to complete – as it sometimes does. Then we’re looking at a summer release?

      Maybe.

      I’ve been wrong before. And often!

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      1. Davie Stewart says:

        That’s fine and rough enough for military use, Sep-dec ish IMHO, thanks for reply

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  3. Błażej says:

    OK, so we know the new 3D model and textures look phenomenal.
    I hope they manage to release it soon.

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  4. RHINO says:

    Really excited for the F4U, but more so for the F6F. Love to get an SBD someday too.

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  5. Bumfluff says:

    I reckon you will see the F6F this year.

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  6. majorqc684 says:

    It a great aircraft but as no place in dcs i think theirs business model dont work well with ww2

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