just got the announcement email, $69.99…
oh and link
just got the announcement email, $69.99…
oh and link
1C Entertainment and Team Fusion Simulations announce IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings - TOBRUK
Prague, Czech Republic – July 1, 2020 – 1C Entertainment, in partnership with Team Fusion Simulations and in association with 1C Game Studios, is happy to announce IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings - TOBRUK , the new addition to the acclaimed realistic air combat simulator IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover . The game is set to launch this summer via Steam, il2sturmovik.com and other digital stores.
In this exciting new IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz Desert War expansion, you can fly with over 40 aircraft and variants from the Royal Air Force, the Luftwaffe or the Regia Aeronautica. See combat in the legendary Spitfire, sturdy Hurricanes, stubby Martlets, and rugged Kittyhawks, or take wing in deadly Messerschmitts and Macchis. The game introduces a flyable Wellington bomber, as well as updated versions of the Ju-88 and Heinkel 111H. Desert Wings allows bomber and fighter jocks of all skill levels the opportunity to fully challenge themselves in this historically based campaign.
In addition to the long list of flyable aircraft, there are over 25 new tanks, artillery and vehicles as well as 17 new ships, including massive battleships, cruisers, destroyers, patrol boats, submarines, torpedo boats and merchant ships; these additions allowing huge land and naval battles in ferocious detail.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings will feature a 385km x 385km North African map recreating in precise detail the strategic stronghold of Tobruk and the rugged contours of coast, desert and sea which surrounds it, with over 75 airfields, multiple landmarks and towns, an extensive road system as well as the historical fortifications, minefields and defenses, all based on actual maps from the war. Combined with the excellent multiplayer environment that allows over 100 players and dozens of AI aircraft online simultaneously, IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings promises intense and challenging human versus human aerial battles.
This add-on is a must-have for experienced flight sim enthusiasts as well as newcomers to the genre, and will provide endless hours of entertainment in the company of an established, numerous and dedicated online community.
Find more information about the development of IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings - Tobruk via Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube. Keep in touch with the latest 1C Entertainment news on their website and by following them on Twitter and Facebook.
About 1C Entertainment
1C Entertainment is an international group with offices located in Warsaw, Gdansk, Prague, Budapest and Moscow and operating in the segments of game production, distribution and services for video game developers. The company releases video games for all platforms through its global network of partners digitally and in retail.
1C Entertainment has successfully launched over 100 game titles including critically acclaimed series - IL-2 Sturmovik , King’s Bounty , Men of War, and Space Rangers . Recent releases include such games as Ancestors Legacy, Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, and Deep Sky Derelicts .
For more information about 1C Entertainment and their games, please visit the official 1C Entertainment website.
About Team Fusion Simulations
Team Fusion Simulations is an international association of Flight Simulation enthusiasts and game developers. In partnership with 1C Entertainment and 1C Online Games, Team Fusion is continuing the development of the IL-2 Sturmovik - Cliffs of Dover game engine and previously completed an update, IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - Blitz . The new release, IL-2 Sturmovik Desert Wings - Tobruk is planned as the first in a series of aerial combat games/simulations set during World War II.
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This looks great… does CoD support VR these days?
I’m going to guess…but if it’s an add-on, then no VR.
I’m thinking you are right. Pity, because that’s pretty much a deal breaker for me at this point. It looks great though.
I’d really love to fly this, but not without my goggles on.
The devs stated on multiple occasions that they would start to work on VR implementation after the 5.0 is released.
From some recent discussion I understood that any further development of the franchise would depend on the sales.
So I will buy the 5.0 just to support them and hope the VR will come true one day (the 5.0 will be gathering dust till then).
I do not really care about the North African theatre but I always wished to fly VR in the Battle of Britain theatre.
I do wish there was something a little more specific than Summer 2020. I shouldn’t complain it’s better than Soon™
Or Two Weeks™
I believe that’s 2 Weeks © for sure. maybe ®
I hope it comes. I haven’t followed CoD development over the years. I bought it when it was a buggy mess, before Team Fusion came along. By that time I had moved on to other things such as BoX.
@apollon01, you took the words right out of my mouth!
I think it’s pronounced ‘two weeks, be sure’ as per Oleg Maddox lol ; )
I may actually have to install it just to fly the Martlet.
That’s F-4E3’s sold to old blighty right?
I would love to drive that weird French contraption. Read somewhere it had it’s engine bolted on slightly askance in order to counteract torque!
Anyway, even without VR I might buy it due to the reason @apollon01 laid out.
And few minutes ago Buzzsaw wrote that they expect to implement VR “early in the New Year”. Cool
I know that’s the main attraction for me
There was more than one variant of the Martlet also.
I mean, i’ve been hoping for some there for awhile since technically they are credited with being involved with the BoB. Give us some of those converted french ones that got diverted to the UK with the backwards throttle