Seven variants of the IAR 80/81 coming to IL-2

I was already excited to see the IAR 80 and 81 series coming to the IL-2 Great Battles Series but my excitement has jumped up a notch as the team at 1CGS has revealed that this Collector Plane is coming packed with quite a few variants. We’ll get into it with this latest update. Seven!…

That La-5F render intended for IL-2?

The internet does not forget anything. The La-5F render that was briefly posted to the 1C Game Studios official media thread yesterday has re-emerged on Reddit giving us a nice high resolution render of what appears to be an La-5F. Might this be one of the two Collector Planes mentioned a couple of weeks ago?…

More StuG and vehicle images for IL-2 Great Battles

It seems that it’s ground vehicle week for the IL-2 series as the latest developer diary spends a little more time on the ground with an update on the StuG III Collector Vehicle for IL-2 Great Battles. We also have news about an upcoming patch so let’s dive into the details. Coming up next We…

1CGS releases StuG III dev shots

A brief update from the new ‘1CGS OFFICIAL MEDIA’ section of the IL-2 forum contains some previously unreleased screenshots of the in development StuG III Ausf.G Mobile Assault Gun. Here’s the latest! StuG makes progress Previously seen in early renders, we haven’t yet seen the in-game exterior model for the StuG III Ausf.G but we…

The Korean war for the next gen IL-2? I have thoughts!

Since the live stream a few days ago I’ve been trying to put different pieces of this puzzle that we have together. Thanks to some of my regular readers (shoutout to Blue 5), I have really come around to the idea that the next in the series might be a jump forward to the Korean…

What we now know about the future of the IL-2 series

The team from 1C Game Studios hosted a live stream earlier today answering some questions and talking about the future of the IL-2 series. We’ve learned some things about how the future is going to play out but not quite everything. Let’s dig into it! An announcement but not the announcement Going into the stream…

IL-2 live stream officially scheduled for 11:30 CST

We have a brief update and have learned that the English live stream that 1C Game Studios is now scheduled for 11:30 am CST. Episode 1? We know from the previous announcement that there may be a slight shift in the schedule for the upcoming 1CGS live stream. Now we have an official time of…

A few thoughts ahead of the IL-2 live stream

In two days, 1C Game Studios will be hosting a live stream featuring Albert Zhiltsov (Loft) and Daniil Tuseev (Han). We don’t know much about the stream except that they will be doing back to back streams in both English and Russian. Presumably the future of the series will be discussed and we may even…