DCS World Weekend News 22 February 2017

DCS World Weekend News
22 February 2017

Defender of the Fatherland Sale

Today we have an early weekend news update given the Russian Defender of the Fatherland holiday this weekend. To commemorate the event, we are offering a 50% off sale on all Russian aircraft from 23 February at 1500 GMT and lasting until 26 February at 0900 GMT.

These modules include:

Su-27 for DCS World
Su-25 for DCS World
DCS: L-39 Albatros
DCS: MiG-15bis
DCS: Mi-8MT2 Magnificent Eight
DCS: Black Shark 2
DCS: MiG-21bis
DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX

Please find them here on our e-shop: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/

DCS: Normandy 1944 Map

Our map team is hard at work bringing the Normandy map to completion with most of the work focusing on bug clean up and tuning. We are getting close! Once the map is available for pre-purchase, we will announce the release date.

One question we often read about the Normandy map is if non-World War II units will work with it. It certainly will! In fact, we think many of you will find it an amazing map for helicopters and close air support aircraft in particular.

For this update, we’ve included several images of many modern day DCS World unit types in the Normandy map.

Also, the Normandy map live stream has had to be postponed to 4 March 2017.

A-10C: Advanced Aircraft Training Qualification Campaign on Steam

On 24 February, the A-10C: Advanced Aircraft Training Qualification Campaign will be released on Steam.

The A-10C Advanced Aircraft Training Qualification campaign puts you in the cockpit of an A-10C Warthog, and tests your ability to use the aircraft’s weapon systems successfully.

Based on real world qualification requirements you will fly 10 performance check rides to execute against pre-defined performance objectives. If successful, you will rate a Qualified rating and proceed to the next performance objective.

The campaign covers a number of key areas including Air to Air Refueling Day and Night, Countermeasures and Threat Avoidance, Target Area Ingress Preparation, Illumination Flare Employment, Air to Air Gun and Missile Employment, Air to Ground Gun & Rocket Employment, Unguided and Guided Bomb Employment, and Missile Employment.

There are over 1200 voiceovers and over 206 pages of briefing material including the A-10C Amplified Checklist, Maps, Target Diagrams, and Mission Data cards.

Additionally, 10 Practice Missions are included so you can perfect your Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) prior to taking the qualification check rides.

DCS Steam Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/223750/

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team

New news on the Hornet project will be released a few weeks after the Normandy map is released.

DCS World Weekend News 17 February 2017

Normandy 1944 Map Update
When we started the DCS World War II series, we realized that one of the most important aspects of the series will be a great set of period maps to support the aircraft. Our first effort in this direction has been the Normandy 1944 map. Although originally scoped to just include the immediate area around the Normandy landing areas, the product has grown based on customer feedback and to create a great single player and multiplayer environment. This has taken the us in the following directions:

While not planned from the start, we have now added a portion of southern England, directly opposite of Normandy. This area includes the RAF airfields of Tangmere, Ford, Chailey, Funtington, and Needs Oar Point. While not at the detail level of Normandy, we believe these airfields will add valuable gameplay options.

Another map task we are working on is the inclusion of Le Havre city and port and providing all the cities and towns many types of every-day objects to make the urban areas look lived-in. This includes cars, carts, bicycles, tractors, laundry lines, etc. Along the Normandy coast, our team is also creating the “Atlantic Wall” with coastal batteries and pill boxes.

The team is also working realistic road and rail traffic that includes the option for period trains and auto-generated road traffic. In addition to the map, a very important aspect to create an immersive experience is to have the option to populate it with period air, land, and sea units. Many such units are being created now, and one of these new units includes the AI B-17G bomber. We are happy to share the first images of the B-17G in the game. Inclusion of the B-17G will provide more interesting gameplay options for the P-51D and Fw 190 D-9.

More screenshots

The Normandy 1944 map is rapidly coming together and we hope to have it in your hands soon. To give you a preview and answer questions you might have about the map, we will be broadcasting a live stream video of the Normandy 1944 on 25 February. Please find the details here: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=183172

Weekend Bundle Deals
Starting today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 27 February 2017 at 0900 GMT, we are offering these 40% off bundle deals!

Find these great bundles in DCS e-shop