Since the third update to DCS World 2.5 Open Beta, the team over at Eagle Dynamics has focused its efforts on improving loading times, fixing memory leaks and performance issues in the Open Beta version. The latest press release from the company explained: “In this fourth update, we believe we have largely addressed these issues.”
They also said that depending on user feedback, and once they are confident these issues have been resolved: “DCS World 2.5 will move out of Open Beta.”
In addition, Eagle Dynamics revealed in a statement that: “Work continues at a brisk pace on the Hornet.” Since the last update, most of the navigation systems (TACAN, ADF and Waypoints) are now functional, the flight model / flight control system is further refined, internal and external sounds have been enhanced, texturing of the cockpit art has now been improved, aerial refuelling is working, a fuel dump has been added, a conditional switch position based on airfield or aircraft carrier start has been implemented, there is more realistic LEX vapour and a more dynamic simulation of the individual engines.
The company went on to say: “The big items to still implement though include STT/ACM radar modes for air-to-air radar, AUTO, CCIP and MAN modes for unguided bombs, and the moving map display option. Once these are completed, we will move the Hornet into full testing.”
Finally, the developer is also working on an extensive set of interactive training missions.