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…

1CGS provides an update from the team

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is on nearly every web page, news site, employee memo and teachers note and we’ve already seen the initial impacts hitting the flight sim community in the form of hardware and shipping delays. 1CGS has provided an update on measures that their team is taking to keep them healthy and still making…

FSExpo announces 2020 speakers and schedule!

There is a lot of things to see and do at FSExpo and this year is aimed at one-upping their efforts from the past two years with an extensive speaker schedule including some notable highlights. Here’s what we know thanks to today’s speaker schedule release! Developer seminars, getting started, and Captains’ Corner to name a…

IL-2 developer diary shows off the big guns of Tank Crew

It’s the Su-152 assault gun and the Sd. Kfz. 184 “Ferdinand” that are getting the limelight this week for 1CGS latest developer diary update showcasing the big guns of Tank Crew as well as talking about a few new mechanics for this type of assault gun vehicle. These are all about the big booms! Big…

Cliffs of Dover 5.0 full aircraft list revealed

Team Fusion Simulations, the group behind the continued work on the IL-2: Cliffs of Dover series and the long awaited version 5.0 North Africa release have revealed the full list of aircraft that will be included in the paid update – 45 variants top the list for the update. Here are the details! Lots of…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Full Review

In November of 2017, 1C Game Studios announced that their next title in the IL-2: Great Battles Series would be IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. This western front themed expansion to the IL-2 series is the first of this third generation of the series to move away from the eastern front and instead tackle the late…