1C Company today announced that it has partnered with 777 Studios to form a joint venture and new studio named 1C Game Studios, which will develop IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad. 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. The battle of Stalingrad was an important turning point for both the Soviet and German armies in WWII, with the air war playing an important role in the outcome.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad will include both single-player and multi-player scenarios for virtual pilots to enjoy as well as brand new gameplay modes. Initial client release is slated for early 2014 with add-on content and additional features and theatres to follow.