Well, it can be said the definition of vaporware is when nothing is released. Can it also be said to be when the developers pretend to develop parts of a game to keep their playerbase from deserting them?
I was just on the DCS WWII forum. Their FAQ and Backer Update threads were last updated in July of 2014. That means there has been NO real official news for almost two years. It's been almost THREE years since the Kickstarter campaign. Players are complaining the devs are working on a "Strait Nobody Cares About" map rather than the ones promised when the project was placed on Kickstarter (1-Battle of Britain and 2-France). From the looks of the threads, which are mostly about individual aircraft, it appears they're going to "cash shop" the planes to people, one at a time, perhaps without EVER completing the other parts of the game. I posted to their forums, asking about the status of the game and pointing out they should have gotten outside funding a long time ago, to complete the game in a timely manner. I quoted some details about how the IL-2 series was released with over 30 flyable planes, then expanded with updates and sequels. I also mentioned another studio could release a high res WWII sim at any time and totally eliminate their market. My post was deleted within about two minutes and I was issued a completly bogus warning about a rule my post didn't even break. That says more to me than all the posts on their forum.
On the other hand, has anyone checked out the open source sim "Flight Gear?" --->LINK<--- That might be something members of the community with "mad coding skeelz" can work with. Just a thought.