DCS: WW2 Europe 1944 Kickstarter project

News of Ilya Shevchenko‘s Kickstarter attempt to create a WW2 combat flight sim in the DCS World has been around for a while now, but at the time of writing, with 24 days left to run, only around half of the $100,000 minimum goal has been pledged by backers.

Full details of the project – and what will be added if pledge targets are exceeded – can be found on the Kickstarter website, here. Given the constant clamour for a new combat flight sim around the FS world, here’s your opportunity to help make that happen!

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Ian P
Thursday, September 12, 2013 21:43

My wife comes from a background of cattle farming, hence it’s a term I understand as well. The reason I wouldn’t use it in this instance is because many of our readers don’t have English as a first language, that’s all. Most people I know would use that term to describe scratching the surface of something – the opposite entirely of what you are saying – which is why I brought it up at all. I also apologise because my last post could have been taken as considerably more ‘attacking’ than it was intended to be, so I’m sorry about… Read more »

Thursday, September 12, 2013 19:07

To end this: “grazed” = so many others were already here, so move on. Originally a term used in the agriculture. However, it fits here very well.

Ian P
Thursday, September 12, 2013 17:44

War Thunder is really not a “really promising” project as a flight simulator. It is an arcade game, played by arcade game players – the “95% idiots” to which you refer. The fact that it has more simulated functions than World of Warplanes is, in this instance, neither here nor there, because WT is aimed at a mass market, not a simulated market. In order to survive it will always remain a massively multiplayer team arcade game. The fact that people are still playing Combat Flight Simulator I (FS98 equivalent) and II (FS2000 equivalent) very regularly, plus IL2, which is… Read more »

Thursday, September 12, 2013 18:21
Reply to  Ian P

I have never said that WT is some kind of a flight simulator. Nor I am a fan of it. Please read carefully! Also DCS opened their software to a large market by offering a basis which is extendable by further purchases (more or less like WT with their golden eagles). Of course there must be a market. Otherwise companies like DCS would not develope these kind of software. However, it is a very small market. DCS does not have enough capital to finance such a project, as you can see. Additionally, the theme is grazed as I mentioned before.… Read more »

Ian P
Thursday, September 12, 2013 18:31
Reply to  Chris

It is “grazed” (you do realise that phrase means nothing to most people, right?) in your opinion. You are the person that posted the completely false comparison between WT/WoWP and DCS, not me. I just pulled you up on your complete lack of comparable titles. The fact that so many WW2 titles are developed and sell massive amounts is also apparently slipping through your grasp. It’s the most popular period to be simulated because it’s the most popular era to play in. Modern and pre-WW2 sims tend to do very poorly, because those really are a small market. Even today,… Read more »

Thursday, September 12, 2013 14:30

Guys, just google War Thunder and/or War of Warplanes…..

Ian P
Thursday, September 12, 2013 15:13
Reply to  Chris

Really Chris?

There’s a world of difference between the arcade combat of especially WoWP and slightly less so WT versus DCS. I think you may need to Google DCS World and take a look at the depth of simulation involved with their sims, sir!

Thursday, September 12, 2013 17:13
Reply to  Ian P

Yes, really Ian P. The theme “WW2” is completely grazed and one big competitor is working on a really promising project. Yes, I am refering to WT even it is arcade gameplay. Nevertheless I wouldn’t dare to compare arcade (95% idiots) with a simulation. It’s just the fact which makes me sceptical that fighting versus a AI controlled opponent is pretty easy and therefore boring after a while. And yes I googled DCS once again, even it was known to me before. Well, at the end of the day it is just a military simulation of a completely grazed theme… Read more »

Skoshi Tiger
Thursday, September 12, 2013 00:25

As soon as I heard about the kickstarter I put in my pledge. If this project doesn’t get over the line it will be many years before we get a WWII Combat Flight Sim with the fidelity and quality shown in the DCS series. Come on, this is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to show our support for the genre!