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Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but with, BoS and BoM, can we expect to see a BoB (Battle of Britain) addition at all? Would be cool to get some Spitfires/Hurricanes!

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We can but hope. Having said that, though, the sad and misguided consensus on the forum is that there are other less familiar places to get to first. We'd hopefully get Spits and Hurris in Kuban or Malta/North Africa, for instance. 

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Given the time it may take for working VR, I personally would prefer more content and let the VR come along come along in it's own sweet time. I realise that this is a rather emotive subject with some folks really keen on it, but I'm afraid that I just am not that bothered as it won't affect me personally for a very long time as I've just spent a reasonable amount of money on upgrading my rig and have no intention at all of splashing out even more on a VR headset.

 

The way I see both points of view hold equal validity, both for and against prioritising VR.

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They are working on full VR implementation (ETA a few months) and a new theatre already. The official announcement for that will be this month :)

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This next update with the new direct x 11 support, i believe, is supposed to be critical for working VR. Good chance they are probably almost done working on fixing support for it.

 

Either way, this new update also brings new aircraft (purchasable in store), so the chances of getting a spit or hurri may also improve as well in the near future.

 

Big update coming, looking forward to it

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To increase the realism and immersion, we have to have better radio coms with our flight members, you should be able to instruct your wingman to stick with you to take on the escorts, while the rest are told to go for the bombers, we were able to even call our ground controller in  IL-2 FB for landing instructions [remember that great strong guttural voice]

 

This  i am sure all would agree, that BoS/BoM have no equals in combat flight sims, I know we all crave for other aircraft/maps/and other theaters of the air war but other small improvements like above are also so important.

 

Cheers :salute:

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Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but with, BoS and BoM, can we expect to see a BoB (Battle of Britain) addition at all? Would be cool to get some Spitfires/Hurricanes!

Oh god, please no. The most overplayed and boring scenario.

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Oh god, please no. The most overplayed and boring scenario.

 

That's like saying we know who won the siege of Troy or the Battle of Waterloo or... or... or... It was epic stuff. The stuff of heros, of 19 yr-olds fighting for their lives above their own homeland... Overplayed - debatable. Boring? Choose your weapon, sir, and your second!

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I hope they open up the player base by moving from the eastern front. Like it or not the player base is small and the north American player base is almost invisible. Introduce a western theatre with western allies and the numbers online will increase.

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Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but with, BoS and BoM, can we expect to see a BoB (Battle of Britain) addition at all? Would be cool to get some Spitfires/Hurricanes!

 

New content is coming. They have already shown us that a Ju52 flyable and the Yak-1B are coming - sometime this month the devs have said they will announce their next project. Its unlikely to be Battle of Britain as they have said no to that project.

 

 

I hope they open up the player base by moving from the eastern front. Like it or not the player base is small and the north American player base is almost invisible. Introduce a western theatre with western allies and the numbers online will increase.

 

IMHO, the months before and after Operation Overlord are immensely interesting and filled with air combat as well as tactical and some strategic operations. The biggest problem is trying to fit three air forces into 10 planes. It's nearly impossible. Not sure how they will approach it.

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hope they open up the player base by moving from the eastern front. Like it or not the player base is small and the north American player base is almost invisible. Introduce a western theatre with western allies and the numbers online will increase.

 

Translation . . . . Get the HELL out of Russia!   :lol: 

 

100% agree  Oh god please just something different.  Anything.   :lol:  

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IMHO, the months before and after Operation Overlord are immensely interesting and filled with air combat as well as tactical and some strategic operations. The biggest problem is trying to fit three air forces into 10 planes. It's nearly impossible. Not sure how they will approach it.

 

I'm half expecting the announcement of a Pacific theatre expansion. Something like Coral Sea/Midway. The developers might well favour it because the 10-aircraft arrangement would deliver a near complete planeset and let them move on to something else again the following year.

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They will stay in Russia, it's their biggest market after all.

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They will stay in Russia, it's their biggest market after all.

Only because they haven't opened up to the west. They start introducing USAAF and RAF planes the market will grow. I won't buy another Eastern front expansion especially as those without BoM can fly in servers with BoM maps. I don't need anymore Soviet or German aircraft. Expand west and come back to the east. It would be a shame to stay in the east. Hell I'd be happy with the pacific if it ment getting out of Russia.

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That's like saying we know who won the siege of Troy or the Battle of Waterloo or... or... or... It was epic stuff. The stuff of heros, of 19 yr-olds fighting for their lives above their own homeland... Overplayed - debatable. Boring? Choose your weapon, sir, and your second!

Heroes were everywhere in the war, not just over the Channel. 19 year olds fought and died for their homelands in just about every theatre.

 

Moreover, we just had a whole game on BoB (IL2:CLOD), there doesn't need to be another one so soon.

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I'm half expecting the announcement of a Pacific theatre expansion. Something like Coral Sea/Midway. The developers might well favour it because the 10-aircraft arrangement would deliver a near complete planeset and let them move on to something else again the following year.

 

Its possible but I think if anything they will stick with the European powers for now. I don't know.

 

I'm still quite happy with another East Front scenario... contrary to the loudest here :)

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That's like saying we know who won the siege of Troy or the Battle of Waterloo or... or... or... It was epic stuff. The stuff of heros, of 19 yr-olds fighting for their lives above their own homeland... Overplayed - debatable. Boring? Choose your weapon, sir, and your second!

 

+1

 

Glad to see a quick response, Swallow!  :salute:

 

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."  - Sir Winston Churchill

 

Your post needs mention just because of the sheer magnitude of the Battle of Britain.  I mean, does anyone think that what Churchill said was an overstatement? 

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I think Churchill would say absolutely anything if he thought there was a chance of it being quoted later on. ;)

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I thought it was already known that they are going to be doing Odessa? Or am I confused/deluded?

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I think Churchill would say absolutely anything if he thought there was a chance of it being quoted later on. ;)

But not all he say and do, todays Brits would like to hear - especially what he did and say to please and kiss stalins ass.

Btw Roosevelt was even better in stickin a finger in stalins ass :)

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I thought it was already known that they are going to be doing Odessa? Or am I confused/deluded?

 

Unless I'm confused, Odessa is - hopefully - an "extra" map, like Velikie Luki. Courtesy of Zeus and his band of community-based map-building geniuses.

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With the current engine I doubt we will be seeing a USAAF centric scenario. That air war was focused on strategic bombing and I can't see the game handling 10+ monster B17s. Expect to see more Russian front, then perhaps med and North Africa.

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I know Odessa is in the works, and I heard there was one more as well.  Not sure about that one.

 

 

But not all he say and do, todays Brits would like to hear - especially what he did and say to please and kiss stalins ass.
Btw Roosevelt was even better in stickin a finger in stalins ass :)

 

 

No! That is NOT how we are remembering it! :lol:

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With the current engine I doubt we will be seeing a USAAF centric scenario. That air war was focused on strategic bombing and I can't see the game handling 10+ monster B17s. Expect to see more Russian front, then perhaps med and North Africa.

Easy, just model the p47. I couldnt care less for the mustang. With the upgrade to DX11 they *might* be able to free some CPU resources to be able to model 4 engine planes.

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Easy, just model the p47. I couldnt care less for the mustang. With the upgrade to DX11 they *might* be able to free some CPU resources to be able to model 4 engine planes.

 

I think there are more challenges when it comes to a battle for Europe scenario like flight distance and planeset and i think Africa and Itali are the best options to add US and British aircraft. 

 

Grt M

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I agree, add other theatres first. A late war Scenario only makes sense after mid ware scenarios have been there. Otherwise many people will also just buy their super 1944 planes and leave all the other interesting stuff aside that happend before.(A bit like with BoM) Btw: I want a P-38! :biggrin:

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I know Odessa is in the works, and I heard there was one more as well.  Not sure about that one.

 

 

 

 

No! That is NOT how we are remembering it! :lol:

 

Odessa and maybe Murmansk are in the works by third party groups.

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What does the Russian front has to do with it ? World doesnt spin around Eastern Front mate.

No, but the next il2 title will.

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There isn't one yet, however a third party group is doing an Odessa map.  Check the "Will there be other maps?" thread for details

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Can you point me to specific announcement of next Il-2 expansion ? I'm must have missed it ...

Me, I just made the announcement :P

 

Serious note, the devs have been hinting at staying on the eastern front for now. This in addition to expanding the EF plane set and Zeus creating the Odessa map (not sure if this one is so relevant to their plansubscribers though.

 

Edit: Feathered beat me to it.

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