"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.