Not sure if this is a leak or not but I am too excited not to put this up here:
Some amazing announcements in there including:
DCS World 2.0 in 2016 will offer new clouds and weather effects; improved HDR; deferred lighting (more light sources); new FLIR system; an improved Air Traffic Control (ATC) system; enhanced explosions, over-wing vapor, and rain on canopy; procedural grass and vegetation; improved multiplayer with dedicated server support; a new Air Combat Generator with enhanced user control of air-to-air generated missions; new custom overlays option for the Mission Editor, and a new Virtual Reality (VR) tab in Options which will improve the DCS World experience in VR.
F-18C: “Later in 2016”*
Spitfire IX: “mid-2016”*
P-47D: “the end of the year”*
In the first half of 2016, several new 3rd party aircraft modules will also be launched. These include the F-5E Tiger II by Belsimtek, the SA342 Gazelle by Polychop Simulations, and the AJS-37 Viggen by Leatherneck Simulations.
- Tonopah Air Force Base
- New casino/hotels in the Las Vegas strip
- A number of airfields and landing strips in the central (detailed) portion of the map
- The National Training Center (NTC)
- Improved grass and ground clutter
- Plus a host of minor improvements
DCS: Strait of Hormuz: Continuing development*
1944 Northern France Map: Continuing development*
Gonna leave this just sitting here:
We see 2016 as a big year for aircraft carrier operations as we plan to release both Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier modules. Both of these modules will be incredibly detailed models with working elevators, interior hanger bays, animated ship systems, and the ability to walk around inside the ships. These will be optional modules that would replace the existing ships currently in DCS World.
Oh my. I need to sit down. I think that 2016 is going to be an excellent DCS year!
Take a look at the link here for further details and pictures.
*Note: This is still software development and, against all of our best wishes, wants or needs, release dates are ‘best guesses’ and are subject to change without notice. Keep your expectations in check and you will not be disappointed. Lets give ED and the Third Party Developers space to get this all done with quality.