Fantastic news that we’ve got today with an official Facebook post from Eagle Dynamics: DCS F-14 Tomcat is officially in the making by Leatherneck Simulations! The same module had already been announced a while ago by IRIS for DCS World but was never released. Needless to say that hopes are really high that the Tomcat would finally make it to the DCS hangar.
Let’s face it, Top Gun movie or not, the Cat is extremely sexy, and its weaponry, especially the AWG-9 Radar/AIM-54 Phoenix deadly combo makes it a force to be reckoned with in the air-to-air arena.
Leatherneck Sims have listed mouthwatering features with an estimation Beta release date set for the end of the year; take a look:
– Highly Accurate 6-DOF (Degrees of Freedom) Cockpit
– Highly Accurate avionics and weapons system modelling – including the vaunted AWG-9 Radar system and AIM-54 Phoenix missiles.
– AIM-54 Phoenix Simulation with a CFD based AFM
– ‘JESTER AI’ – A Proprietary AI System for fully voiced, dependable and smart RIO/WSO
– Highly Accurate Flight Model – Based on Real Performance Data
– Both -A and -B Model F-14’s
– Multiplayer Multicrew capability. Fly together as RIO and Pilot!
– Animated Crew Members – Closely Integrated with JESTER AI
– Highly Detailed External Model, Animations and Textures
– Highly Accurate Aircraft System and Subsystem Modelling
– One Free Theatre bundled with the Aircraft
– Full, lengthy single-player campaign
– Full Suite of Documentation, including game manual, quickstart guides, and more.
– Fully voiced and interactive training missions, teaching you to fly and fight.
…and much, much more!
What is Oculus Rift?Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset designed to combine 3D and head-tracking technologies together, allowing users to literally step into their video games for an immersive gaming experience.
Oculus Rift Release DateOculus Rift is still under development with an estimated release date set for April 2015, although some sources mentioned 2016 as the deadline. Three developer versions have been designed so far. The Development Kit 2 (DK2) version is an upgraded product that holds many improvements over its predecessor, the DK1 built, like a higher resolution display, better head tracking. The external control box was also not needed anymore. Another built, codenamed ‘Crescent Bay’ featured an even higher resolution, a 360-degree tracking system and integrated headphones among other significant enhancements. Continue reading
Eagle Dynamics, DCS World‘s official developer have recently announced their plan to release in winter 2014 their brand new Strait of Hormuz theater of operations.
The Strait of HormuzThe Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the Persian Gulf from the Indian Ocean, has been a strategic focus in world affairs for thousands of years. 40% of the world’s seaborne oil exports passes through this waterway. On the other hand the political situation around the strait of Hormuz is one of the most sensitive in the world considering the involved and surrounding countries with Iran northbound, the UAE southbound in addition to a very strong US military presence. It’s obvious that the addition of this new map to DCS World will bring a lot of action, especially to the online gaming scene.
Summer 2014 is certainly proving to be a very busy and productive time for Eagle Dynamics and our 3rd Party Partners, as you may have noticed. In this September Newsletter, we would like to update you on some of our current projects but also some others that are currently in development. There are a lot of changes and improvements to DCS World underway that we believe will bring DCS to its next stage of evolution.
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Trident HD system, a more affordable display solution for personal use, is based on a ingenious cylindrical design and is offered under 4 versions. A FREE Trident HD 3, offered by Simpit Technologies among other prizes, will be up for grabs on the occasion of our upcoming event this weekend: Operation ‘Joint Warrior’.
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