Tank Crew first impressions!

This has been a long time in coming but it’s here now and I’ve finally had a chance to buy in and spend a few minutes with Tank Crew – Clash a Prokhorovka. This is the first WWII tank sim in years and its all part of the IL-2: Great Battles Series which means that…

Tank Crew T-34 UVZ mod. 1943 in next patch, new damage model

1CGS trio of projects is pushing forward and today we’ve learned that they and their third party developers have nearly completed work on their next tank – introducing the T-34 UVZ model 1943. With it comes an enhanced damage model for all tanks and some interesting new gameplay possibilities that also affect pilots. Let’s dig…

IL-2 devs talk AI, maps, aircraft and vehicles in new diary

The latest IL-2 developer diary is out – on a Tuesday no less! This one is wide ranging and it includes some new information that we haven’t heard about until now along with some updates on all of the latest efforts. This is a recap of everything that we’ve learned. AI, maps, vehicles – and…

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,…

New images of Bodenplatte map, S.E.5.a, Albatross D.Va, T-34

Development on the three IL-2: Great Battles Series titles continues and the developers are showing off the latest work on two aircraft, the interior of the T-34 and new images from the Bodenplatte map. S.E.5.a and Albatross D.Va The two latest aircraft in development include the S.E.5.a and the Albatross D.Va. The two fighters further…

1CGS shows off Me262 cockpit, Tank Crew updates

The latest 1CGS Developer Diary update brings with it some great new screenshots showing off the Me262 cockpit, new crew added to the M4A2, and a new visual effect for Tank Crew that will eventually spread to the rest of the series too. Inside views of the Schwalbe We’re treated this week to two beautiful…

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 patch 3.012 is live! Two new planes, tanks, new map

1CGS has a habit of surprising us and here they are surprising us again with a major patch coming just two weeks after the last one. Patch 3.012 is now live and this time, we’ve got five pieces of content spread across their three products and they are: the Prokhorovka map, the M4A2 Sherman, the…

IL-2 patch 3.011 is out

Open your auto-updater up because IL-2 patch 3.011 is now out with two new aircraft and a bunch of updates to the series as development presses forward. Let’s have a look! Two new planes, animated crew, new fixes Flying Circus fans are going to be happy with the release of two new aircraft: the Fokker…

IL-2 dev diary focuses on tanks, map news, Marshal-feature

Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka is by far the most unique of the three titles that 1CGS announced well over a year ago when the revealed the future development for the series. Now we’re approaching a major update for the series with two new tanks and the Belgorod map entering into beta testing. New…