DCS World 2022 beyond trailer teases F-4, Afghanistan, more!

Packed into the latest DCS World 2022 and Beyond trailer are a whole bunch of teases and suggestions at future content mixed in with all that we know a love already. So let’s get into it and break down this newest trailer. 2022 and beyond! Every year for the last several years, Eagle Dynamics, by…

Legends of the East Part Eight: IAR-80 and IAR-81

In 2019 I wrote a series called Legends of the East intended to boost familiarity of readers with eastern front aircraft featured in IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles. I write about a variety of types including the I-16, MiG-3, Yak and IL-2 series of aircraft and they were well received by readers at the time. Recent…

IL-2 Great Battles new clouds aren’t just a visual update

This year has been the year of the cloud in flight simulation. To be more accurate, it started back in 2019 when Microsoft Flight Simulator was first revealed and their new ray marched clouds blew us all away with their impressive visuals. Since then, we’ve seen everyone else aim to keep up with plugins for…

The future of simulation? What is the NOR Platform?

You might have already heard some buzz about a new simulator out there in the world and it’s true. The NOR Platform was unveiled at an industry trade show and it showcases a series of scenes of modern combat aircraft including several shots from the cockpit of an F-16 and a Eurofighter Typhoon. So what…

IL-2 Sturmovik turns twenty today!

On November 18, 2001, 1C and Ubisoft released a brand-new flight sim from a little-known development studio based in Russia. Maddox Games’ IL-2 Sturmovik introduced a series of firsts into the flight simulation market with its focus on the eastern front and, to most of us in the west, a little known attack aircraft called…

Some suggestions for using SRS in IL-2 and DCS multiplayer

I’ve seen what has become a common refrain in the DCS and IL-2 communities. “Nobody is using SRS.” I’ve started to see it enough times from seemingly different people to conclude that there’s actually a whole bunch of people who want to use SRS but aren’t because everyone else also thinks that nobody is using…

Checking in on X-Plane 11 and 12

When Microsoft Flight Simulator came out, I spent less time with X-Plane 11. By comparison, X-Plane 11 even with the latest updates is now coming up on 5-years in age. In a lot of ways, that age is showing in all kinds of places. At the same time, X-Plane 12 is now waiting in the…

A look at possible futures for IL-2 Great Battles

After Jason’s update on the current status of the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series, I’ve started wondering (again) about what’s just a little beyond the horizon. I’m not alone as I’ve seen several conversations pop-up all across the community about what the longer range plans for Great Battles. It seems it is long past time…