Today we'll tell you about the modifications you are going to obtain in the game. We've mentioned them before speaking of the game mechanics and today we're starting to publish complete leveling branches. As it was said before, unlocks are not unambiguous and they don't make your aircraft plainly better. Most of them are designed for specific sorts of combat missions, some of them will force you to change your fighting style. But all of them will surely bring you a new gameplay experience.
Owners of Premium edition and Early access edition are going to get their planes updated with loaded weapons that they will be able to use in all of the currently available missions. Nearest early access session starts on December 6th and lasts till December 9th.
We've decided to start providing game access on weekends earlier than it was initially planned. So, everyone who was too busy to play should be able to get to the game soon.
The next session starts on December 6th and ends on December 9th. So next Friday you'll get the previously known LaGG-3 and Bf-109 F-4, but this time they will get their firepower back. The next goal is to increase the length of each session. Maybe we'll get to it earlier than planned as well. And of course the Standard edition owners will be joining the early access soon.
We’d like to say thanks for the kind feedback that you gave us and our project. We’ve been surprised and sincerely impressed. Also, it’s very pleasant for the whole team to read those kind words and now everyone works knowing that you enjoy the game that we’re making. In fact, this early access program puts extra responsibly on us because the alpha-version is actually very raw and far from the release in many, many aspects. So thank you all for this inspiration and we’ll try to meet the upcoming expectations.
Technically the early access started successfully. All servers are functioning properly and the software shows good performance on a big range of different PC configurations. Our approach to modeling has also proved to be correct, so we believe we’re on the right track now.
Early access is now open for Premium Edition owners! It's hard to tell how great this day is for the project and how excited we are about it. We have successfully reached this long-awaited milestone on the path of creating our new flight sim! Everyone who has pre-ordered or purchased the Premium Edition with early access has been invited to become the first virtual pilots in Battle of Stalingrad.
The game is still at an early stage of development as we are in the middle of completing the next generation product of the legendary IL-2 Sturmovik flight sim series. Now that this important first step has been made we're excitedly waiting for your feedback and comments. We're eager to know how successful this 11 months of hard work will be.
In the past few days your profiles at il2sturmovik.com have been updated and game download links have been added. And now Premium edition owners can login to the game and finally embrace the frosty skies of IL2:BOS!
All early access details as well as discussion threads are waiting for you HERE
We have decided to postpone the start of the early access for one week and invite you to play IL2BOS on November 19th. This day 71 years ago the "Uran" operation started, it played a great role in the Battle of Stalingrad and in the entire war on the Eastern front.
Note that November 11th is the last day when the Pre-order program is still active - with its special bonuses and at the old price. So there's still a couple of days when you can join the Founders program by pre-ordering Premium or Standard editions. After that, on November 12th we officially enter the Early access stage.
To learn the details about it, read devs' answers to frequently asked questions and watch the newest gameplay video featuring LaGG-3, please, visit our forum.