Speculating on IL-2’s next Collector Planes

The next Collector Planes for IL-2 are now in pre-production according to Jason Williams. The team isn’t quite ready to say what they are yet so that means that speculation has been running around the community as to what they might be. I’ve talked about this a few times before but for the sake of…

IL-2 update features American trio, map update, new Collector Planes teased

New features and developer insights were revealed today during the latest IL-2 developer update. So many updates in-fact that I devoted a whole article about just one feature – the new pilot physiology system. Meanwhile there are other updates that we should look at and some serious eye candy. We’re also teased about some new…

IL-2 AI update, also cockpit customization?

A couple of tidbits of new IL-2 information coming from IL-2’s Lead Developer, Jason Williams, as he replies to some comments on the forums. First we have some of the challenges about the AI upgrades and roughly how long that will take as well as a really interesting note about cockpit customization. AI development on-going…

IL-2 patch 3.102 is out with two new FC aircraft and one tank

The latest patch in the IL-2: Great Battles Series is out and at 2.5GB it introduces a fair bit of new content. This patch is focused on the Flying Circus and Tank Crew parts of the Great Battles Series with the release of the Halberstadt CL.II, Bristol Fighter F.2B for Flying Circus and Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G…

IL-2 content: reading between the lines on what is next

The next few months of development for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte are going to bring the project much closer to completion. Given what we’ve learned over the last couple of updates I thought it’d be good to take stock of the latest. The next beta? The next closed beta for the IL-2 series will, according…

IL-2 devs show off Tempest, FW190A-3 4K, new FC cockpits

For this week’s IL-2 Developer Diary we’re getting a look at all kinds of great new content. It’s our first look at the fully textured and in-engine Hawker Tempest Mark V for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and the aircraft looks spectacular. Speaking of spectacular, we’re also getting our first look at new 4K textures for…

Flying the P-47D-28 for July 4th!

I thought it’d be only fitting that I fly a famous American fighter for the July 4th Independence Day celebration currently going on in the United States. Here’s a short story of hunting some Me262s in the P-47D-28! High speed, low drag I have a lot of appreciation for the clean yet rugged lines of…

New features and eye candy for IL-2 fans in latest dev update

Battle of Bodenplatte, Flying Circus and Tank Crew updates are all part of the latest IL-2 developer diary from 1C Game Studios and there’s a great mix of talk about features and some great eye candy from the latest work in progress images so let’s dig into this! Bodenplatte aircraft updates The first news that…

What comes next for Battle of Bodenplatte?

The release of the Me262 for Battle of Bodenplatte marks a couple of major milestones with the first jet in the IL-2: Great Battles Series, the last planned Axis aircraft to be added, and it also pushes us just past one year since content for Battle of Bodenplatte started coming out. What began with the…