IL-2 Battle of Normandy officially released!

The day is here and IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Normandy has officially released. The latest entry in the Great Battles Series has reached release status and has been updated to version 5.001. Here are some of the key details to celebrate the occasion! Released today! Battle of Normandy is packed full of features. For regular…

Me410 review: Definitive destroyer?

The last of the flyable aircraft planned for IL-2: Battle of Normandy has arrived. The Messerschmitt Me410 was the offshoot of the much maligned Me210 heavy fighter and it comes with interesting history and capabilities. This review explores the real world history and the virtual companion that 1CGS has built for the Great Battles Series….

1CGS begin Normandy release preparations

This latest developer diary from 1C Game Studios portents the near release state of IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Normandy with reports on the status of the project, its beta testing efforts, map and content status and more. Here’s what we’ve learned. Getting ready Right from the start, this developer diary indicates just how close Normandy…

Plenty of Normandy screenshots, new Churchill Mark IV update

The latest IL-2 developer diary comes to us with a generous helping of Battle of Normandy screenshots showing off the title’s not quite released map. We also get a great new look at the Churchill Mark IV Collector Vehicle. Coming soon! Let’s have a look! Normandy images IL-2: Battle of Normandy is almost done. The…

Me410, custom control config launches in new IL-2 patch

Great Battles series launches two significant features in the latest 4.707 version of the IL-2 series. Packed in this new update is the release of the Me410 for IL-2: Battle of Normandy along with a new Custom Input Profile across the whole of the series. Let’s have a look! Me410, custom profiles The first big…

Me410 preview in latest IL-2 dev diary

The last flyable aircraft release for IL-2 Battle of Normandy is coming soon and the folks at 1CGS have a new developer diary update that gives us our best look yet at this interesting German warbird. We also hear a little bit more about what’s going on with the rest of the project. Let’s have…

IL-2’s Normandy map goes into testing

A few teasers for the complete Normandy map are coming at us from IL-2 Executive Producer Jason Williams. A few new screenshots plus some comments have been posted in recent days so let’s have a look! Release coming soon As is usually the way with the IL-2 series and the release of early access content,…

What’s next in the near term for IL-2 Great Battles

There’s not going to be a developer diary update for the IL-2 series today but we did hear from Executive Producer Jason Williams today on what they are currently working on. I thought maybe now would be a good time to have a look at what’s coming in the near term for IL-2. Let’s go….

IL-2 aircraft review: Ju88C-6: niche attack bomber

Battle of Normandy has incorporated in a lesser-known variant of the famous Ju88 bomber into its aircraft mix. This heavy fighter variant comes with a different role, different armament options, and a unique niche to fill out in the IL-2 series’ collection of World War II aircraft. This is my review of the Ju88C-6. A…

Me410 cockpit and new airfield images portent release of IL-2 Normandy

We’re on the final stretch for the full release of IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Normandy as the latest developer diary points out. This week we’re seeing the nearly finished Me410 cockpit and a bunch of new airfields. Me410 cockpit, airfields Up until know we’ve only see the pre-rendered versions of the Me410 cockpit. Now we’re…