The developer of the long running flight combat simulation IL-2 Sturmovik series, 1C Game Studios, has just announced 3 brand new Il-2 Sturmovik titles, that is scheduled for release in 2018 and 2019. Out of these 3 new titles, 1 of them is going to feature virtual reality: IL-2 Sturmovik Flying Circus – Volume 1.
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!
The game is planned to include the following 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-order for this title will starts sometime first half of 2018. The previous title “IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad” supports VR for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and its very likely this newly announced titles will be supporting the same VR headsets. Hopefully Windows MR headsets are supported too this time.