IL-2 is quite the looker
Kat Bailey posted a new article, IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad preview: license to crash.
"Oh yeah, just flying a plane is hard."
Their previous game, IL2: Cliffs of Dover, was a debacle in the sim community for awhile. Only 18 months after release did it get a final patch that made the game playable.
Overall It was a step back from IL2:1946 (which was built up over time from the original release of IL2:Sturmovik in 2001) in regards to co-op and single player. As it stands, Cliffs of Dover is mostly a dogfighting multiplayer game, which wasn't what I was hoping for. Even the extent they went to make clickable cockpits and realistic start-up procedures still isn't anywhere near the work put into AccuSim or the singular DCS studysims.
The best missions for CloD come from an unofficial pay DLC from a third-party community group. There are still no dynamic missions or weather -- and to be fair, other than Falcon 4.0 (and its community driven successors like FalconBMS and FreeFalcon) and Enemy Engaged, nobody else is doing it either.
Still, the makers of Rise of Flight partnering with Maddox to make Battle of Stalingrad is intriguing, but it's not a 'must-buy' from the start.
This better be a game I can actually purchase and not something like wings of pray. I would hate to miss this game.