1C developing IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad for PC
Posted: 11.12.2012 11:27 by Jamie Davey Comments: 1
1C Company announced today that it has partnered with 777 Studios to develop IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, a sequel to WWII combat flight simulator IL-2 Sturmovik.

"1C is proud to take the next step in flight-simulation history with 777 Studios, a company and team that has grown to be one of the best flight-simulation developers in the world and has proven that their attention to detail and product quality speaks volumes about their talent and dedication," said Nikolay Baryshnikov, VP of 1C Company. "We look forward to bringing a new era of development and spirit of enjoyment to the combat flight-simulation community together."

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad focuses on the Eastern Front air war during the titanic struggle over the industrial city of Stalingrad in 1942-43. It will include both single-player and multi-player scenarios for players to enjoy as well as brand new gameplay modes.

Jason Williams, President of 777 Studios, had this to say, "The 777 Studios team is very excited to be partnering with such a publisher and developer like 1C. Their passion and support for PC combat flight-simulation as well as historical warfare titles has always been a blessing to these genres and we look forward to producing an excellent product for the Sturmovik legacy and continuing to bring additional content to our existing Rise of Flight product line."

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is due to be released in early 2014 for the PC with add-on content and additional features and theatres to follow.
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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 11, 2012
Got the newsletter from the 1C Forums this morning and there's an announcement on the "Rise of Flight" forums where I also hang out. Jason is beaming a smile a mile wide, smug bugger that he is. Have to say though, the IL2 franchise could not be in better hands and has been rumoured to happen since the start of NEOQB and "Rise of Flight" (that image of an IL1 in a distant hangar on the Main Menu screen has tantalised us for years).