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1C confirms multiformat plans

Publisher will put out two new cross-platform titles worldwide for the first time

The Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company, has announced the development of two new console games to be released in 2008 and 2009.

Captain Blood, a pirate adventure game for Xbox 360 and PC, and IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, a PS3, Xbox 360, DS and PSP version of its combat flight simulation, will be the new titles and the first cross-platform games from 1C to be developed and published worldwide.

"1C is using cutting-edge technology, including the amazing power of modern consoles, to bring superior games to every market," said Nikolay Baryshnikov, international sales director, 1C Company.

"Our aim is to bring our games to even more players and expand our vision with cross platform development. We are embracing any new gaming technology that will improve our products including digital downloads, consoles, handheld gaming, Epic's Unreal 3 Engine, Nvidia PhysX and DirectX 10."

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