IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
Developer(s) 1C Game Studios
Publisher(s) 1C Company
Engine Digital Warfare
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
  • WW: 2014-10-22
Genre(s) Single-player, Combat flight simulator
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is a World War II combat flight simulator released in 2013. A combined effort of 1C Company, the publisher of IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, and 777 Studios, developers of Rise of Flight, it inherits the name IL-2 Sturmovik from the IL-2 Sturmovik and is included in the franchise series (2001-2011) although it runs a development of the Digital Nature game engine, known as Digital Nature and originally created in 2009. On the 18th of November, 2017 the developement team announced the renaming of the game engine into Digital Warfare Engine.[2]

Theater of operations[edit]

The game is a combat flight simulation set during the Battle of Stalingrad (1942-1943), specifically the time period between Operation Uranus and the surrender of the 6th Army.

Development and release[edit]

After 1C Game Studios halted development for IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, they officially announced development for IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad in December 2012.[3]

Access to an early alpha was made available for "Premium Edition" owners on November 19, 2013.[4]

The release date was originally planned for the first quarter of 2014.[5]

The full release date has been marked as October 20, 2014 on the Steam digital market.[6]

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is the 11th installment in the IL-2 Sturmovik series, but due to difference in game engine, it is considered to belong to the third generation of IL-2 Sturmovik series. On the In November 2017, the developement team announced several new titles for the generation and that the new generation of IL-2 will be called IL-2 Great Battles series.[7]

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow[edit]

Series has received next part IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow in 2016. This expands Battle of Stalingrad with new areas and aircraft keeping most of technology the same.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Kuban[edit]

Development of IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Kuban has started,[8] bringing graphics support for DirectX 11 and virtual reality.


Detail of aircraft models received generally good reviews and praise.[9][10]


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