Desert Wings – Tobruk pre-order begins, and message from Jason

Team Fusion Simulations Desert Wings – Tobruk is nearing the final stretches before release. Pre-order sales have just begun and the sim can now be purchased through the official IL-2 Sturmovik website or very soon on Steam. IL-2 Producer Jason Williams also has posted a message appealing to fans of the series to give the…

If Flying Circus Vol 2 happens, what aircraft might we see?

It’s been a while since I engaged in any real speculation, however, a recent interview with Jason Williams and Daniel Tuseev from the 1CGS IL-2: Great Battles Team has renewed speculation that there could be a follow-up Flying Circus title. If Flying Circus Vol 2 does happen, what aircraft might we see and what scenario…

Stormbirds podcast featuring a Q&A with Jason Williams is up!

Episode 2 is live and ready for you to listen in as Jason Williams, IL-2 Lead Producer, and I do a Q&A on all things IL-2: Great Battles and even a little on Team Fusion and the Cliffs of Dover series. Listen in! Jason and I talked about past, present, and future of the IL-2…

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…

Sturmovikfest Day Four: Return of the mass formation!

JimTM’s mass formation event is back with its second run today (on the Combat Box) server. Meanwhile, we will be flying-in on the Finnish Virtual Pilots server again tonight too. If you’re in Australia you should check out The Unprofessionals server! Returning to Finnish Virtual pilots Last night we went on Finnish Virtual Pilots server…

IL-2 patch 4.005 is out!

The next patch for the IL-2: Great Battles Series is out and ready to download via launcher or Steam update. Patch 4.005 is another large patch for the series with a huge list of updates and changes. Let’s focus in on some of the highlights and talk about what it’s all about. A massive patch…

Video of IL-2's updated damage model, insights into next steps

The 1CGS team is moving from their usual offices to work from home and that means that the usual Developer Diary update is not happening this week, however, Jason Williams had something else in mind anyways. We’ve got a great new video showing off the latest build of the IL-2 and the update to the…

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…