777 & 1C Games Announce Not One but Three Upcoming Titles

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777 & 1C Games Announce Not One but Three Upcoming Titles

Big news today for the future of the IL-2 Sturmovik series, not one, not two, but three new games have been announced! That certainly is the good news, but for fans anxiously awaiting the return of combat flight sims to the PTO there is bad news. You’ll have to wait longer still. Let’s not dwell on that bit of a downer though and see what is coming instead.

Il 2 Sturmovik Battle of BodenplatteBattle of Bodenplatte

Although it was technically an “operation”, for continuity sake, we’re calling it a battle! Battle of Bodenplatte will explore the air war near the end of 1944 and into 1945. This late-war setting offers a wide variety of classic fighters and fighter-bombers for you to fly including some of the hottest piston powered airplanes to ever grace the skies. In addition, we’ll introduce our first jet aircraft! The Allies flew many low-level tactical missions into Germany from bases in Belgium and Holland during this time. In a desperate attempt to stem the tide of war, the Germans launched a surprise attack on Allied airfields on January 1, 1945. The ensuing battle became legendary.

Planned to be Included in Battle of Bodenplatte:

Flyable Aircraft and Content:

– Bf-109 G-14

– Bf-109 K-4

– Fw-190 A-8

– Me-262

– P-51D

– P-47D

– Spitfire Mk. IX

– Tempest Mk. V

– Fw-190 D-9 (Collector)

– P-38L (Collector)

– B-25 (AI)

– European Low-Countries Map (Final size TBD) (Parts of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany)

– Many Allied and Axis airfields, cities, towns and villages. Winter and Summer textures are planned.

– New Allied and Axis Ground Units and Scenery.

Il 2 Sturmovik Flying Circus Volume 1Flying Circus – Volume I

Flying Circus will finally give our loyal and patient Rise of Flight customers a new way forward into the future! Our eventual goal is to essentially re-build ROF inside of the Sturmovik universe and give WWI all the latest technology like VR, 64bit, DX11 and improved visuals. We will start by focusing on re-furbishing ten of our existing WWI airplanes and providing a partial map of France to fly and fight over. Subsequent Flying Circus products will further expand content and we’ll work to integrate Flying Circus into our Campaign and Career systems over time. Volume I is merely the first important step and it will be a lot of fun! If Flying Circus proves popular we can eventually fire up the Great War assembly line and break out the canvas and timber once again to make some new crates! Guynmere, Fonck, Coppens, McCudden, Bishop, Rickenbacker and von Richtofen shall fly again 100 years later!

Planned to be Included in Flying Circus – Volume I

Flyable Aircraft and Content (Tentative List):

– SPAD 13 C.1

– Sopwith Dolphin

– Sopwith Camel

– RAF S.E.5a

– Bristol Fighter

– Albatros D.Va

– Fokker Dr.1

– Fokker DVII

– Pfalz D.IIIa

– Halberstadt CL.II

– France map (100 x 100km Approx.)

– Several airfields, cities, towns and villages. Summer textures are planned

– No Man’s Land

– Entente and Central Powers Ground Units and Scenery.

Pre-Orders for Flying Circus will be available sometime first half of 2018.

Il 2 Sturmovik Tank Crew Clash at ProkhorovkaTank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka

Tank Crew will be expanding upon our initial adventure into tank combat by including ten new tanks and armored vehicles and improving our two existing tanks. Tank Crew will create a ground combat component that can be integrated into single-player content and multiplayer servers. Our tanks will be multi-crew in multiplayer which most other leading tank games are not capable of. Our playable tanks will also be modeled both inside and out with realism in mind and improved damage modelling. The map will feature the southern portion of the Battle of Kursk with the village of Prokhorovka and town of Belgorod included. The map will also be built somewhat differently giving tank players a better ground environment then our current large maps. Further details about Tank Crew will be released as development ramps up.

Planned to be Included in Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka

Playable Tanks and Content (Tentative List):

– T-34-76 STZ

– KV-1s

– M4A2

– SU-122

– SU-152

– ZIS-5 + 72K

– PzKpfw III Ausf.L

– PzKpfw IV Ausf.G

– PzKpfw V Ausf.D

– PzKpfw VI Ausf.H1

– Sd. Kfz. 184

– Sd. Kfz. 10 + Flak38

– Prokhorovka – Belgorod Map {100×100 km Approx.)

Pre-Orders for Tank Crew will be available sometime first half of 2018.

That’s a whole lot to digest, but it will certain keep sim fans busy. Head on over to the IL-2 Forums to read the full post HERE. Pre-orders for the Battle of Bodenplatte are up now!

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