15 years of DCS

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Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

Since the release of Black Shark in 2008, DCS has been going from strength to strength and all thanks to you, our wonderful community.

We take this opportunity to thank you, our players, content creators, contributors, server hosts, third party developers, our volunteer test-team and all who have invested time and resources into building Digital Combat Simulator.

DCS will continue to grow, with more focus on core ‘game’ functionality, the graphics environment, spherical earth, improved multiplayer and cooperative play with extended ground and naval warfare.

We are moved by the positivity and dedication of our loyal community and privileged to be part of your lives.

What to expect this 15th Anniversary Year

This upcoming year is a special one, with greatly anticipated module releases, events, activities and features to celebrate.

This page will be regularly updated, so visit regularly and click below for the latest news surrounding our anniversary celebrations:

15th Anniversary Sale
Developer Q&A
Celebrating Our Community Creators
Multiplayer Events

15th Anniversary Celebration Sale

We’re kicking off the celebrations with an important sale! Don’t miss the biggest discounts we have ever offered with up to 60% off most of our products. 

The sale has now begun and will continue until Sunday, the 17th of September 2023 at 16:00 GMT and on Steam until the 15th at 18:00 GMT.

Developer Q&A

We are incredibly grateful to our dedicated community members who have been the driving force behind development ideas and priorities, bug notifications and product requests as well as the engine behind the steady user growth over the years. 

To put even more focus on your contribution, we’d like to invite all of you to add your most important questions and requests to a special Developer Q&A, which will help us prioritise things for the near and medium term.

Please submit your questions via the Forum Thread here.

This Q&A is your best opportunity yet for answers to your most burning questions. We are excited to share news on topics we know are important to you, such as a Dynamic Campaign roadmap, updates for ATC, progress of DLSS and Vulkan API integration, the future of the Mission Editor, and Flaming Cliffs.

We will answer everything we can. Submissions are open until Monday 11th September. Thank you!

Celebrating Our Community Creators

The dedication of those talented users who create free content for all to enjoy never ceases to impress us.

Throughout this year we plan to showcase the exceptional work of the community by featuring some of the very best content including mods, campaigns, skins, help-guides, videos and more. More details will follow soon.

Please take the time to browse the thousands of User Files available for free download.

Multiplayer Events

DCS can be a fabulous shared experience and has become a large part of what makes it important to so many players.

We are very grateful to all the DCS server owners who do a superb job hosting, tailoring gameplay experiences and curating community spaces, from carrier ops, to aerobatics and warbirds, to helicopters.

We will be working with server owners to set up special events throughout the year and will share more details soon. We will also be joining in on a number of these community events, so keep an eye out for more details and for the opportunity to fly with and against ED Team members.

Thank you

We have a shared passion and a desire to create historically important combat aircraft in uncompromising detail for all of you to enjoy, making aviation dreams come true and the inaccessible a virtual reality.

Thank you for your passion and support, and thank you for making our dreams come true.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics