1CGS updates us on Battle of Normandy, C-47 screenshots

From finishing a new free campaign for the Tempest Mark V to building new aircraft, there appears to be a lot going on at the 1CGS office and this week’s update covers a little bit of everything with the focus on new content for Battle of Normandy. Here’s some highlights that we learned about this…

IL-2 devs talk spotting in Great Battles

The issues of spotting aircraft in flight sims takes me back many years to when IL-2 Sturmovik first became really popular in the multiplayer scene and the arguments over how best to see and spot your friends and opponents took on shape (for others it may have happened in earlier titles). One of the biggest…

If Flying Circus Vol 2 happens, what aircraft might we see?

It’s been a while since I engaged in any real speculation, however, a recent interview with Jason Williams and Daniel Tuseev from the 1CGS IL-2: Great Battles Team has renewed speculation that there could be a follow-up Flying Circus title. If Flying Circus Vol 2 does happen, what aircraft might we see and what scenario…

The trailer for the IL-2’s ‘Ice Ring’ campaign is out

The trailer for the IL-2 Scripted Campaign ‘Ice Ring’ is now out showing off 2-minutes of cinematic gameplay for the upcoming campaign. In this case this news post feels a bit self serving as this trailer is something that I put together with 1CGS mission maker BlackSix and lead producer Jason Williams. Here’s a little…

New Yak-9T screenshots, 4.006 news marks 250th developer update

There have been 250 developer diary updates for the IL-2: Great Battle Series since the first diary in December of 2012. That’s how long the 1CGS team has been keeping this diary going! This week brings some news on the development of the next patch, 4.006, which may be out sooner than you expect. We…

New canopy reflections for IL-2 shown off

IL-2’s new deferred shading system is looking awfully good in the latest video from IL-2 Lead Producer Jason Williams who showed off the new reflection system on cockpit canopies as well as a look at the reflections on exteriors of aircraft. New canopy reflections! Although some have worried that the reflections may become overpowering and…

IL-2: Great Battles – Which one should I buy?

One of the most common questions I see out in the flight sim communities when it comes to IL-2: Great Battles is a simple one: Which one should I buy? In this 2020 update of my experiences with each title and why I would recommend each one with my final recommendations at the end of…

IL-2’s Yak-9, patch 4.005 take shape

1CGS reports that they have successfully transitioned to working from home and are doing their best to keep going reporting that they are working at their usual rate. Their update today focuses on their work on patch 4.005 as well as the upcoming Collector Plane – the Yak-9! Yak-9 cockpit textured and in-engine It’s always…