While IL2 Cliff of Dover wasn’t a great at release, and subsequently dropped by his official editor, a bunch of guys created a mod and worked hard thru the years to make it more stable, realistic and nice looking. That’s the Team Fusion mod. In some way, they managed to save the game, creating a solid community around the game.
After 5 years of hard labor, the studio is nearly completing a whole new theater with fresh planes, focused on the afrikan side of WW2.
In the meantime, 1CGS and 777 merged and started a new IL2 franchise : IL2 Battle of Stalingrad. During the last years, they already released two succesfull games. Finally, 1CGS finally recovered the legal rights on the initial Cliff of Dover game, and the miracle happened. 1CGS officially recognized Team Fusion hard work and gave them the game source code. Simply said : Teamfusion is no longer a simple mod. It’s now the official devellopers for the IL2 Cliff of Dover franchise.
1C Game Studios to Cooperate with Team Fusion on IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
1C Game Studios is excited to announce that we have reached an agreement in principle to cooperate with Team Fusion on future commercial development of IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover. This includes giving Team Fusion access to the Cliffs of Dover source code so they may continue their work to fix and improve Cliffs of Dover and build commercial add-ons for the base title. Such cooperation was made possible only recently as full ownership rights to Cliffs of Dover was returned to 1C Company after many years. We can now allow Team Fusion to continue their work more comfortably and help turn Cliffs of Dover into the product is was intended to be. 1C Game Studios recognizes the hard work and passion that Team Fusion has exhibited in improving Cliffs of Dover and we welcome their continued dedication to the product. We also welcome them to the 1C Game Studios family of developers who help make the combat flight-sim genre and IL-2 Sturmovik series so compelling.