DCS 2.5 to "make helicopter missions much more fun"

Jan 26, 2018 | by Sérgio Costa
As you probably know, DCS 2.5 is only a few days away (the beta will be out on January 31st and the final version a week later). Meanwhile, Matt Wagner has given an interview to Rock Paper shotgun where he talks about some features that "make helicopter missions much more fun".

[caption id="attachment_6331" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Matt Wagner Photo credit: Rock, Paper, Shotgun[/caption]

In the interview, Matt talks about DCS 2.5, what is it, what new features we will be able to enjoy and even hints about the future of dynamic campaigns for this sim.

What jumped to my eyes was the following:

For example: the new tree system for 2.5 includes trees that now have collision and can block line of sight for eyeballs and sensors. This makes helicopter missions much more fun and interesting to use tree lines for masking / cover.

Additionally, the greatly increased elevation mesh resolution makes it much easier for ground units to find hull-down positions. Speaking of which, the updated map details open up Combined Arms.

Not only the terrain is more detailed, but we now have terrain features that allows us to use proper concealment from AI and systems.

Along with new smoke and lighting systems, DCS is growing to be, not only a gorgeous sim, but also bring visual features that add to the effect of being in a battle environment.

Matt Wagner's interview to Rock Paper Shotgun

Matt talks about a lot of other cool stuff. Make sure you read it here.

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.