MOSCOW, Russia — October 18, 2013 — 1C Game Studios is excited to announce the IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad early access date for everyone who purchased the Premium Edition of the game. Premium Edition owners will be able to take off into the Stalingrad skies and become part of one of the most important battles of WWII starting November 12, 2013. Standard Edition purchasers will gain early access in December 2013. The exact date is to be announced.
The opening of early access will mean a discontinuation of the current pre-order options with the Standard and Premium Editions becoming unavailable at their current prices ($49.99 USD & $89.99 USD respectively). However, anyone who missed the initial pre-order opportunity will still be able to try their hand at virtual aerial combat and participate in the early access program by ordering the Premium Edition for $94.99 USD.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is a combat flight simulation dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the most decisive and fierce battles on the Eastern Front in WWII. This new project from 1С Game Studios represents the next generation of combat flight simulations with the latest development technologies – from a new higher level of physics modeling, damage modeling and aerodynamics to modern modes of gameplay with detailed, immersive environments.
The price of the digital version of IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, scheduled for Spring 2014, will be $59.99 USD for the Standard Edition and $99.99 USD for the Premium Edition.
Please visit http://www.il2sturmovik.com to pre-order and learn much more about the game.
About 1C Game Studios
1C Game Studios was established in 2012 after 1C Company, the owner of the best-selling IL-2 Sturmovik combat flight simulation franchise and the largest publisher and distributor of computer and video games in Eastern and Central Europe, and 777 Studios, developer of the popular and technologically advanced WWI flight simulator Rise of Flight: The First Great Air war, joined forces to take the next step in flight-simulation history.