Hurricane II, Yak-9 and Yak-9T announced as IL-2 Collector Planes!

We’ve heard some very compelling rumours for weeks and now we have the official announcement and confirmation that 1CGS is going to be bringing the Hurricane Mark II, Yak-9 and Yak-9T to IL-2: Great Battles Series as Collector Planes. Let’s have a look at the announcement, the aircraft, and everything that we’ve learned from this…

IL-2 dev diary is a love letter to the Tempest V and the community

This week’s IL-2 developer diary focuses on the Hawker Tempest V (Series II) coming soon to IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. It’s more than a regular developer diary because its also the story of how Jason got the details on the aircraft, the trials and tribulations of doing that, and the efforts that the team went…

A word on IL-2’s trio of release dates

Development work on IL-2: Great Battles has continued, nearly continuously, for several years now and the 1CGS team has done an incredible job on the series. With three titles released and a trio of new ones currently under development, we have a considerable amount of content available. Of course, and as is always the way,…

Part 3: An interview with Jason Williams on Tank Crew and Flying Circus

It’s here! Part three of my interview series with Jason Williams (and Daniel Tuseev) focuses on the two newest entrants to the 1C Game Studios IL-2: Great Battles Series. I am, of course, talking about Flying Circus Vol 1 and Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka. Sharing the big news of 2017 was the announcement…

IL-2 March Madness Sale is on!

A new IL-2 sale is on and that means that there are some great discounts on IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad, Moscow and Kuban starting today. The sale goes all month and ends on the 31st. Taking a bite out of the full price IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad and Moscow get their now typical 66% off…

Part 2: An interview with Jason Williams and Daniel Tuseev

Welcome to part two of my interview with 1C Game Studio’s Jason Williams and Daneil Tuseev. In part one I talked about the series in 2019 and now I focus on some more detailed questions about a specific title: IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. Announced in 2017, IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte’s development picked up right after…

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…

New 2019 IL-2: Great Battles content release info

IL-2’s Lead Producer, Jason Williams, revealed plenty of new information today in a post on the IL-2 forums with plenty of far reaching details on the release order of content coming to the IL-2 series including some surprise changes to the order of new materials. There has long been speculation on the order that content…

IL-2 devs show off squadron insignia for Bodenplatte career

The 1CGS development team is busy preparing patch 3.007 for the IL-2: Great Battles Series which will include four new aircraft, a couple of new career mode missions, and other options so the update this week was fairly light but it was surely a fun one. This week we got to see some of the…