The team at 1C Games has posted up their final dev diary of 2018. Its been a busy year for the team having released numerous updates and the Bodenplatte expansion for IL-2 Sturmovik as well as releasing ‘Flying Circus’ and ‘Tank Crew’. Flying Circus is the spiritual successor to the team’s previous WWI flight sim called ‘Rise of Flight’ while Tank Crew is a new departure for the team and expands on the ground war during WW2 on the Eastern Front.
The team ahs shown new 4K skins for the P-47D-28 which was made available to Bodenplatte expansion owners in update 3.007 and they also have new shots of the Fw 190 D-9 cockpit which you can see below.
1C Games have enlisted the help of third party partners to help with development with Flying Circus and Tank Crew. Ugra Media are working on bringing more of the Rise of Flight WWI aircraft to Flying Circus with the Fokker D.VII, Fokker D.VIIF and Sopwith Dolphin currently being worked on and the team are also working on bringing the Arras map to the game in 2019.
Digital Forms are helping the team with Tank Crew and are working on the M4A2, T-34 mod. 1943, PzKpfw IV Ausf.G and PzKpfw III Ausf.M. and the 1C team are working on the Southern part of the Kursk map for the game. There is a tank commander feature coming to the game which hopefully will be like the old Microprose Tank Platoon game but obviously set in WW2 and the team also have new 3D models of Soviet and German crew members and will be added as soon as their animations are complete. Tank Crew has hugely increased the detail of the terrain and buildings with new physics for the destructibility of the buildings which looks very impressive in the video below:
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