Il-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad game developer’s corruption fully revealed

Earlier this month, controversy surrounding Il-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad and Metacritic surfaced, in which the developers of the game, 1C Game Studios, implied they would permanently shut down multiplayer servers for Battle of Stalingrad if its score on Metacritic did not increase.

Additionally, a chain of emails between Jason Williams, president of 777 Studios (co-developer of the game alongside 1C Games), and the game's testers emerged, revealing alarming instances of unprofessional conduct - including bribery and the aforementioned server shutdown blackmail threat - due to testers' expressed dislike of a certain gameplay feature.

Most recently, a first-party in the entire debacle revealed startling correspondence and unethical actions taken by developers of the game (1CGS), exposing a company that is rife with corruption and a severe lack of integrity.

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Mega241294d ago

Sh*t has officially hit the fan.

DesertFoxJr1294d ago

Understatement of the month so far : ) But really. Pretty off-the-wall stuff going on.

ABBAJESUS1294d ago

They should have bought some ads from some review websites before reviews came out. jk

DesertFoxJr1294d ago

Sounds like they didn't want to abide by the status quo.

Finch1294d ago

I am not thrilled this is going on, but damn do I love this game. I been waiting for a new one on next gen just to get my fix.