IL-2 dev diary focuses on tanks, map news, Marshal-feature

Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka is by far the most unique of the three titles that 1CGS announced well over a year ago when the revealed the future development for the series. Now we’re approaching a major update for the series with two new tanks and the Belgorod map entering into beta testing. New…

IL-2 patch 3.010b contains quite a few tweaks

I don’t normally write about hotfixes to IL-2 patches unless they contain a major bug fix or if they feature quite a few small fixes and patch 3.010b qualifies. Let’s have a look! Mostly GUI related updates The GUI (graphical user interface) for IL-2 has seen a few tweaks over the years but the one…

Lunar New Year’s sale is on for IL-2

It’s the Lunar New Year and that means that flight sim sales are on with IL-2: Great Battles Series offering up some great discounts for the series including the first time that IL-2: Battle of Kuban gets a 33% discount. Details! Here’s the details from the latest sale announcement: – 33% OFF Battle of Kuban…

1CGS will be at Flight-Sim Expo 2019

Last year, 1CGS and the IL-2: Great Battles Series was at the inaugural Flight-Sim Expo in Las Vegas. This year the team behind one of my favourite flight-sims of all time is going to be attending the same convention – this time in Orlando Florida! Year two! Last year, IL-2 was able to get in…

First IL-2 dev diary of 2019 covers all three titles

Our first official developer update for the IL-2: Great Battles series in 2019 is wide ranging, far reaching, and it hints at lot of stuff happening behind the scenes for the series. Let’s have a look at what we’ve learned today! Me262, other developments Six aircraft are yet to come for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte…

Looking forward to IL-2: Great Battles in 2019

Last year was a big year for 1C Game Studios, the developers of the IL-2: Great Battles Series, when they launched IL-2: Battle of Kuban and began work on the future of the series. That future will arrive in 2019 with the expected release of all three of the products that they are currently building….

Community Q&A with 1CGS’ Black Six

It is my great pleasure to announce that the next Community Q&A is with 1C Game Studio’s Black Six. He’s a historical researcher for the IL-2 series and campaign builder and you’ll recognize his work on past campaigns including Ten Days of Autumn (read the review), Blazing Steppe (read the review) and Sea Dragons (read…

1CGS announces Fortress on the Volga campaign

Black Six has successfully created and release two independent campaigns for the IL-2 series with Ten Days of Autumn focused on a Bf109 pilot flying near Moscow while Blazing Steppe covered a Yak-1 pilot in the late summer of the Stalingrad battle. Following an equally interesting Sea Dragons campaign that shipped with IL-2: Battle of…

Flight sim holiday updates

We’re now in December and the holiday season beckons (or has already started for some) and that means that I’ll be putting together a series of posts looking back at 2018 and looking forward to 2019 particularly as we near the end of the month. We’ve had a pretty exciting year for flight sims and…