Wags, Senior Producer at Eagle Dynamics, published details about the release of DCS 2.5 and the plans for the various versions. The new version is “promised” for Late January. (Possibly of the year 2018). From there, they will some changes among the current versions, with Open Alpha version dropped and steam moving at a later date:
- DCS 1.5 stable will stay as it, without further support
- DCS 1.5 openbeta will upgrade to 2.5
- DCS open alpha will dissapear
DCS World 2.5 News Update
Work is going well with the updated Caucasus map and the summer map is ready to go! However, there is still work to do on the Spring, Autumn, and Winter maps. Much of this revolves around integration of the new SpeedTree tech. This is a rather time consuming process and is not just a case of just dropping in new tech.
Additionally, a lot of work continues on updating the hundreds of missions and campaigns that need to be adjusted for the map changes. This primarily entails moving units and their routes out of the many new forested areas on the map. We want this move to DCS World 2.5 to be as bug-free as possible.
Finally, we have the holiday season fast approaching, and we need to give our staff time with their loved ones.
Given this, we will be releasing DCS World 2.5 by late-January 2018. This is not an estimate, this is a promise.
In order to avoid confusion and any update issues, DCS World 2.5 will be released as a new download. The current Open Beta will be updated to DCS World 2.5, the Open Alpha will be removed, and DCS World 1.5 will remain but be unsupported.
Movement of DCS World 2.5 would then soon follow to Steam.
Matt “Wags” Wagner
Eagle Dynamic SA, Senior Producer