DCS: AV-8B Night Attack S/VTOL Released!
We are delighted to announce that DCS: AV-8B Night Attack S/VTOL by RAZBAM was released into Early Access on 29 November. This is the second offering from RAZBAM for DCS World after their critically acclaimed DCS: M-2000C. The AV-8B continues their dedication to detailed craftsmanship of this iconic aircraft.
Note: DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL uses our new, keyless protection system. This system requires periodic internet connections.
Announcing DCS: Yak-52
We are pleased to announce a new DCS World aircraft that is currently well into development: the Yakovlev Yak-52. This is an outgrowth of a professional, training project that we are also bringing to you.
The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a tandem seat, radial engine, trainer aircraft that served as the primary aircraft trainer for the Soviet Union and many other nations. Introduced in 1979, the Yak-52 has been a popular choice among air forces given its rugged construction, ease of handling, tricycle landing gear, and simple maintenance. These same characteristic have made it a popular civilian aerobatics aircraft in its later years.
Autumn 2017 Bonus Event
Starting today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 27 November at 0900 GMT, you can use your bonus points to save up to 60% on most DCS World store items! Please note that this is a bonus event and not a flat sale on all modules. You can read about the bonus program here.
If you have available bonus points, you can apply them during the store checkout process.
DCS: World War II Assets Pack Update
In our continuing effort to add more content to the World War II Assets Pack, several new AI-only aircraft are in development. These include the Ju-88, A-20, and C-47.
The Junkers Ju-88 was a German, twin-engined medium bomber. Over 16,000 were produced and ranged in roles including bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, and others.
DCS World 1.5.7 Update 5
This week we have released a fifth update to DCS World version 1.5.7. The primary feature of this update is to fix the server crash that could happen if a client has been disconnected by time-out.
You can find the complete DCS World 1.5.7 Update 5 changelog on the DCS forum.
DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map Teaser
In addition to the development of new aircraft for DCS World, the creation of new theaters in which to fly in are an equally important aspect of the simulation. Today we are happy to provide a little look at the next map coming to DCS World: DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map! As we get closer to release, we will be providing more details on this new combat theater coming to DCS World.
DCS World 2.1.1 Update 6 Released
This week we released the 6th update to DCS World 2.1.1. This update primarily addresses improvements to the level of detail and lighting of the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map.
You can find the complete changelog on the DCS forum
DCS: F/A-18C Hornet – Cinematic Gameplay Video 1
With the addition of “Glowing Amraam” to our team as our video producer, he’s been busy creating all sorts of new multimedia content. For this week, we have our first Hornet cinematic gameplay video. We hope you enjoy it as a taste of what’s to come.
DCS: AV-8B N/A VTOL by RAZBAM Available for Pre-Purchase with Discount
We are very pleased to announce the start of the pre-purchase period for RAZBAM’s eagerly awaiting AV-8B N/A VTOL! During the pre-purchase period, this module will be priced at $49.99 USD. Once the Early Access is released in late-November 2017, the price will be $59.99 USD.
DCS: Normandy 1944 Map
Since the initial Early Access release of the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map, we and Ugra Media have been working on several improvements to increase its enjoyability and increase its accuracy. In addition to further refining the map for improved performance, we have made the following improvements:
Region and period correct water towers
Region and period correct wind mills and increased the population of them across the map
Farm houses interspersed in countryside areas
Several variation of bridges that match the region and time period
Removed brick buildings from the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) airfields
Concrete runways for correct airfields
Improve beach transition
Here are some images showing some of these new improvements that we hope to release soon.
For September, we’d like to show some of the unwrap & PBR material conversion that our artists have been making. The move to PBR in the new engine requires a lot of trial-and-error in different lighting conditions and that’s where most of the month has gone. With PBR being the future of the DCS rendering engine, we figured it was time to make the conversion.
While the unwrap is still not complete (you’ll see the matte throttle handle and toggle switches), it’s coming along slowly-but-surely.