The road to IL-2: Battle of Kuban version 3.01

New content for IL-2: Battle of Kuban has been slowly been added to the early access version of the newest installment in the IL-2 series since December 2016. Now, nearly a year later we’re at the point where the series is about to take its next big step with the final release of IL-2: Battle…

DCS: F/A-18 weapons, sensors, early access roll out

Eagle Dynamics is continuing to do small bug significant updates via their Facebook page on their DCS: F/A-18C Hornet module. Today we’re learning about some (but not all) of the sensors and weapon systems that the module will support. We’re also learning how Early Access will roll out and what will and will not be…

Heatblur teases new VKB stick

Third party DCS contributor Heatblur is working hard on their F-14A/B Tomcat module for DCS World and it looks like they have been busy working on a hardware partnership too. The Phoenix? The image is named simply Phoenix.jpg which could be the name or codename for the project or it could have been chosen to…

P-40 may get a second lease on life in IL-2

I really liked the P-40 when it was initially added to the series but I recognized that it was a little troublesome to fly. I’ve learned since its release just how off the P-40 seems to have been from its real life version. There are a lot of reasons for that but it appears that…

Jason hints at new features coming to IL-2 soon

Every so often Jason Williams, IL-2 Lead Producer, likes to post in the forums and give us a little taste of what he’s working with or thinking about. Today he posted about 4K monitors and it sounds really interesting! So I finally got a 4K monitor and I am comparing it to the VR experience,…

IAR80/81 makes progress towards War Thunder release

Every time I update about WarThunder I lament my lack of coverage on it. In truth, there is so much going on with that product that it is difficult for me to keep up. This update crosses between the world of War Thunder and IL-2 – I’ll try and explain! The IAR80/81 Not many air…

News on the next IL-2 update

  Although patch 2.004 just came out, people are already talking about what comes next and when we might see some of the content that we’ve been talking about for a few months now. Today we got a small glimpse of what comes next. Jason Williams (IL-2’s Producer) updated us on the forums with a…

What would we fly over the Pacific?

Battle of Kuban is slated to arrive in December of 2017 with the earliest aircraft from the early access period arriving sometime before the end of this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to future battles in the series. In a fairly definitive statement, the team at 1CGS is set to complete…

IL-2: New theater announcement next week

We have a rough date now of when we will learn what the next theater will be for the IL-2 series from 1CGS. We have word courtesy of this thread and Producer Jason Williams: Everyone, We know you’d like to learn what the next theater will be so we will announce it next week and…

Official IL-2 MOD Support?

Modding in games is nothing new. Some games have opened themselves up to third-party efforts to modify their game by adding new content or changing certain values as part of an overall strategy. It has worked well for companies like Blizzard where an entire genre of games (Defense of the Ancients) was developed as a…

Good times ahead!

Within the next two weeks we are likely to learn the plans that 1CGS has set out for IL-2 for the future. That was confirmed today with a post by IL-2 Producer, Jason Williams, who made this post on the forums. We know what we are going to do next and the next after that…

Adding Collector Planes?

Battle of Moscow and Battle of Stalingrad both brought with them 8 flyable aircraft plus 2 Premium aircraft. This is a good number with the ability to represent each battle well with some of the key types in each but it also ends up missing out on several notable types in the typical combat roles…