It's a flight sim Christmas miracle: 1C, the folks behind IL-2 1946 (and all the other expansions included therein) and the very crappy IL-2 Cliffs of Dover, have partnered with 777 Studios, the creators of the superlative Rise of Flight, for a next-generation Eastern Front IL-2 game due in 2014. This makes me deliriously happy. 777 has lots of experience with graphically beautiful, technically competent, and highly accurate flight sims, and IL-2 1946 is getting too long in the tooth for me. Seriously. It's amazing news for fans of propeller flight sims.