This week’s news for DCS World centres around the news we posted a few days ago regarding the naming of a new third party developer and the module they are working on. FlyingIron Simulations announced earlier this week that they are making the LTV A-7E Corsair II for DCS World. The team have previously made modules for X-Plane but are now turning their attentions to DCs World.
In recent weeks Eagle Dynamics has come under fire for what fans have felt is poor QA by Eagle Dynamics. A lot of this has come from the various reddit groups, some of it warranted, some a bit unfair as some of the criticism is about bugs and issues in the open beta version which is supposed to be there to be tested. Regardless ED has seen this criticism and responded:
Quality Assurance Update
We read you, we hear you, we listen to you and we are working for you! Thank you for being with us and for your help to improve DCS World.
We delivered DCS World 2.5.6 Open Beta on February, 14.
Every version increase of 2.5.X is a cumulative update of the core environment. The feedback that we received from our community, especially with regards to multiplayer, is helping us to improve the delivery process.
The release of an unstable Open Beta to our clients has taught us an important lesson, and we are committed to improving the QA before an Open Beta delivery.
Our updated process includes:
- Longer internal QA testing and debugging.
- Earlier external Beta Tester access to Release Candidates. How to become a Beta Tester. English & Russian links.
- A new closed Eagle Dynamics dedicated multiplayer testing server. The invitations will be announced soon.
- DCS Open Beta delivery.
- Hotfix process (if required).
- DCS Stable delivery.
We will try to keep a schedule of 2-week iterations once the DCS World 2.5.6 Stable is released.
I have started posting development milestones on Reddit in the Hoggit community which you can read here. These will also be posted to our official forums.
I will continue to inform you about the progress of each project on our official ED forum.
Chief Operating Officer Eagle Dynamics
You can read the rest of the news update here.