Following the success of the Flanker series and Lock On: Modern Air Combat, TFC/Eagle Dynamics DCS will shift the focus to introducing one aircraft at a time at an incredible level of detail that is unmatched by any PC flight simulation. Following the Ka-50 Black Shark, TFC/Eagle Dynamics will introduce additional aircraft modules to the DCS world like the A-10A Warthog, AH-64A Apache, and other aircraft at the same exacting level of detail. Each of these aircraft will be available in retail and online and can be purchased as stand-alone simulations or integrated with other modules. It will also be possible to purchase each aircraft as an add-on at a reduced price for consumers that have already purchased a DCS module.
Features of the DCS include:
- Advanced helicopter and ground force AI that creates a realistic combat environment
- Detailed modeling of 330,000 sq km of the western Caucasus region
- Twice the ground detail of previous TFC/Eagle Dynamics simulations
- Head-to-head and cooperative multiplayer
- Powerful mission editor with advanced scripting capability
- Campaign system with a moving front line that depends on mission results
The Ka-50, like later DCS add-on aircraft, will feature:
- Highly-detailed six degrees of freedom cockpit
- Unrivalled flight physics system
- Realistic damage model and system cascade affect
- Mouse-clickable cockpit
- Detailed modeling and control of engine, fuel, hydraulics, electrical, navigation, radio, fire suppression, sensor, and weapon systems (casual game play modes also available)
- Advanced weapon physics for missiles, rockets and cannon rounds including ricochets
DCS: Black Shark, developed by The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics, is scheduled to ship for PC in 2008.