About the Project

What is the new generation of IL-2 Sturmovik?

The new generation of IL-2 Sturmovik titles is developed by 1CGS and is a combat flight simulator of the World War II era and carries on the tradition created by the original IL-2 Sturmovik first released in 2001. Sturmovik recreates the aircraft, their use in the war and the environment they flew in. This latest product is a successor of the classic IL-2 Sturmovik that was a leader of the sim genre for more than 10 years. The new IL-2 is true to the ideas born by the first title with an accurate representation of aircraft and famous WWII battles.

Key Features

  • Various aircraft types available to the player: fighters, Sturmoviks, dive and heavy bombers.
  • Ability to use wide range of armaments and equipment and choose ammunition based on the target type or tactics.
  • Environmental diversity: dynamic day and night cycle, various seasons, wide range of weather types influence aircraft behavior and aerial engagements.
  • Flight-model fidelity that is second to none and allows a fresh view of recreated aircraft and their behavior, making piloting it a real pleasure.
  • Detailed damage model not only changes a visual look of an aircraft, but also its handling, making an aerial dogfight interesting and unpredictable.
  • Weapon ballistics model provides for accurate behavior of various projectiles, bombs and rockets.
  • Flight and combat characteristics of the modeled aircraft are as close to originals as possible, reflecting their pros and cons.
  • 3D models of aircraft, their cockpits and ground vehicles have high levels of detail made possible by using unique historical documents.
  • The sim includes thousands of square kilometers of accurately recreated terrain of that time. Only in our project you can see how Stalingrad, Moscow, Rzhev, Kalinin and other cities and towns looked from above in WWII.
  • Campaign that tells the story of recreated battles that are historically accurate.
  • Quick Mission Builder allows you to set up a combat situation in just a few mouse clicks. This is a very convenient way to familiarize yourself with an aircraft and hone your combat maneuvers
  • Scenarios are single missions included in the game or created by players in the Mission Editor.
  • Classic Multi-Player Mode with convenient lobby system allows friends to meet each other at a virtual battlefield to battle in the air and on the ground. Invite your friends to your crew - they can become your gunner in a multi-seater plane or in a tank.
  • Flight Recording System that allows you to record whatever happens in the virtual skies anytime and play it back to analyze an engagement or make a video.
  • Mission Editor tool makes possible to create your own scenarios of any complexity for single-player and multi-player alike.
  • In spite of very complex modeling, the player is not required to commit routine operations to memory and repeat them like it is needed in reality.
  • Adjustable difficulty level allows everyone to set up the sim to their tastes and skill levels.
  • It is possible to control an aircraft using either a joystick that allows for greater control or a mouse while keeping the same high level fidelity of our flight modeling.
  • Unlike many other sims, AI pilots must perform the same control movements to fly their aircraft, equalizing the chances between man and machine.
  • Player can give orders to AI pilots under his command.
  • Player controllable tanks are available in multiplayer mode. They come with detailed interiors, realistic gun sights, painstakingly recreated armor placement and realistic suspension kinematics make the game even more believable.

Compatibility Between Editions

There are two different editions of IL-2 Sturmovik available - Battle of Stalingrad and Battle of Moscow. The both use a common client and authorization system, which allows a customer to use them separately or as a combined product. This approach allows players of both editions to encounter each other in multiplayer mode and streamlines updates and the addition of future content. All editions of the game include the standard gameplay modes and several maps that are available to all owners of the sim.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad

This edition is dedicated to the Stalingrad battle and the major events of this titanic battle. It includes the Stalingrad region map and eight (8) aircraft that flew in the skies over Stalingrad:

LaGG-3 Series 29 Bf 109 F-4

LaGG-3 Series 29

Included in Battle of Stalingrad pack

Bf 109 F-4

Included in Battle of Stalingrad pack
Can be also used in Battle of Moscow campaign

Yak-1 Series 69 Bf 109 G-2

Yak-1 Series 69

Included in Battle of Stalingrad pack

Bf 109 G-2

Included in Battle of Stalingrad pack

IL-2 AM-38 (model 1942) Ju 87 D-3

IL-2 AM-38 (model 1942)

Included in Battle of Stalingrad pack

Ju 87 D-3

Included in Battle of Stalingrad pack

Pe-2 Series 87

Pe-2 Series 87

Included in Battle of Stalingrad pack

He 111 H-6

He 111 H-6

Included in Battle of Stalingrad pack
Can be also used in Battle of Moscow campaign

Premium Edition includes two (2) Collector planes: La-5 Series 8 and Fw-190 A-3

 

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow

This edition is dedicated to the events of the Battle of Moscow. The included Campaign tells about the defense of Soviet capital and the Red Army counter offensive that followed. The Standard Edition includes the Moscow map and eight (8) aircraft which participated in this decisive battle:

I-16 Type 24 Bf 109 E-7

I-16 Type 24

Included in Battle of Moscow pack
Can be also used in Battle of Stalingrad campaign

Bf 109 E-7

Included in Battle of Moscow pack
Can be also used in Battle of Stalingrad campaign

MiG-3 Bf 109 F-2

MiG-3

Included in Battle of Moscow pack
Can be also used in Battle of Stalingrad campaign

Bf 109 F-2

Included in Battle of Moscow pack
 

IL-2 Model 1941 Bf 110 E-2

IL-2 Model 1941

Included in Battle of Moscow pack
 

Bf 110 E-2

Included in Battle of Moscow pack
Can be also used in Battle of Stalingrad campaign

Pe-2 Series 35

Pe-2 Series 35

Included in Battle of Moscow pack
 

Ju 88 A-4

Ju 88 A-4

Included in Battle of Moscow pack
Can be also used in Battle of Stalingrad campaign

Premium Edition includes two (2) Collector planes: P-40E-1 and MC.202 Series VIII

 

Collector Planes

Collector Planes are additional content not included in Standard Editions that can be added to extend the one’s collection of aircraft. Premium Editions include two Collector Planes each, they can be also bought separately if you own a Standard Edition. These planes are usable in all gameplay modes. The availability of Collector Planes in a campaign depends on the historical availability of this plane in that theater or battle.

La-5 Fw 190 A-3

La-5 Series 8

Can also be used in Battle of Stalingrad campaign
 

Fw 190 A-3

Can also be used in Battle of Stalingrad campaign
 

P-40 E-1 MC.202 Series VIII

P-40 E-1

Can also be used in Battle of Stalingrad campaign
Can be also used in Battle of Moscow campaign

MC.202 Series VIII

Can also be used in Battle of Stalingrad campaign
Can be also used in Battle of Moscow campaign

Ju 52/Зm

Ju 52/Зm

Pre-Order
This product will be released before the end of 2016.

Yak-1b

Yak-1b

Pre-Order
This product will be released before the end of 2016.

Our Team

The project is being developed by 1C Game Studios comprising developers of previous Sturmovik titles and 777 Studios, the creators of Rise of Flight, the best WWI combat flight simulator ever made.

We take our work on new IL-2 Sturmovik seriously, we study gigabytes of scanned documents from archives and museums all over the world, including documents that were only recently de-classified. They contain unique data on aerial test flights, valuable graphs, reports and other useful information.

To model the landscape, we use topographic maps, city plans and atlases of that era and other geographic materials. Highly detailed German aerial footage also allows us to recreate the cities and towns as they were then with high level of detail.

Our unique and advanced physics engine was developed by a dedicated team of real aircraft engineers who hold advanced degrees and have worked in the best Russian aircraft design bureaus.

We also study the experience of real life pilots of WWII, read their memoirs and if possible have personal contact with veterans of the war - their feedback and observations are invaluable.


Stepan Anastasovich Mikoyan (19 y.o.), flying YAK-1,
participated in the Battle of Stalingrad
 

Stepan Anastasovich Mikoyan (91 y.o.),
flying IL-2 BoS in our office.
Soviet test pilot. Hero of the Soviet Union.

To clear up contentious points in aircraft modeling we listen to real life pilots’ and test pilots’ commentary on aircraft performance and aerial combat tactics whenever possible. We even performed intensive mock dogfights in real aircraft similar to ones used in the war to get a feel of what it was really like.

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad 2.6 GHz+ or Intel® Core™ i5/i7 2.6 GHz+
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7770 with 2GB VRAM or better
  • RAM: 4 Gb+
  • Sound: Compatible with DirectX®
  • Storage space: 10 Gb+
  • Internet connection: 256Kb/s for single-player campaign, 1Mb/s and faster for multi-player
  • DirectX® compatible flight stick is recommended