ILYA MUROMETS IN DEVELOPMENT

1С Game Studios and the RUSSIAN MILITARY HISTORICAL SOCIETY are excited to announce the development of ILYA MUROMETS, a new flight sim dedicated to World War I.

ILYA MUROMETS covers the events of the air war on the Eastern Front during WWI and features the gigantic and legendary four-engine bomber of the Imperial Russian Air Force. This plane became the first large bomber in the history of aerial warfare and is the forefather of the multi-engine long-range strategic aviation of later conflicts.

ILYA MUROMETS will feature several additional fighter planes and attack planes from Russia, Germany and Austro-Hungary. A map covering a portion of the Eastern Front (territory of modern Ukraine) will be included in the game. This was an active theatre for the Ilya Muromets during the war where several famous missions took place. The game will include a set of challenging single-player mission scenarios along with a quick mission builder and multiplayer capability.

“We’re happy to work together with the RUSSIAN MILITARY HISTORICAL SOCIETY on this project. This is a unique opportunity for us to put our knowledge about air battles of that period into practice,” comments
Albert Zhiltsov, producer at 1C Game Studios. “World War I, especially the Eastern Front, is a topic that is not widely covered in video games. Our team has vast experience in creating flight simulations and we have a chance to use all of our technology including an advanced physics system, complex flight models and accurate ballistics to bring this legendary plane to life. This project is more than a game to us - it’s a great opportunity to introduce players to the history of Russian aviation and to further build interest in the flight-sim genre. To make it more accessible to newcomers we also plan to introduce a new control system in the upcoming game..

ILYA MUROMETS is scheduled to be released in Q4 2014 with the Early Access program starting August 1st.
Additional information about the game is available at www.ilyamuromets.net

For further information please contact Anatoly Subbotin
E-mail: suba@1c.ru or subbotin@1cpublishing.eu
Tel: +7(495) 737-92-57.