Where did ED say that this is just an ADD ON Flyable to DCS A10C/BS2? I would imagine it would be a standalone release, with its own, missions, campaigns, enemies and allies correct for that period.
"While the P-51D started as an internal technology demonstration, it has evolved into an independent product that adds an all new dimension to the DCS universe."
"The P-51D will be the first aircraft in the Flying Legends series"
I highly doubt ED would build these aircraft without a period environment for them to fly in. That would make no sense whatsoever.
I think ED just entered the WWII combat sim arena.
Since all the planes fly on the DCS engine, why not have the ability for them all to fly together in a multiplayer environment? Why would they not? I guess that would be up to the mission designers to figure out how that will work..
But judging by the queries raised and the replies by ED and their test team, this is exactly what it is........a high fidelity Mustang integrated into the existing environment
. It sounds very much like an aircraft release only.
If that definitely is the case then to me I'm sure the flight model will be outstanding but it means the combat element is pretty much pointless until more aircraft from that era, a theatre and ground targets from that era arrive......if that is the the end goal.
Mustang v Mustang is not really a multiplayer option other than to create an online ladder, Mustang v A10 or BS will get boring very quickly and won't appeal to everyone. I truly hope that there is a new campaign element that involves content from its own era. Its a confusing release to me and one that won't flourish until more DCS Legends arrive..........but even then the title suggests that a 'Legend' could come from any era and won't necessarily integrate into existing content which provides anything other than a great flight model regardless of the weapons platform.