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1C announces first 360, PS3 titles

Russian games publisher 1C has announced its first games developed for multiple platforms – and revealed it is targeting global growth with the two games.

Internally-made Captain Blood is a Xbox 360 and PC Caribbean-themed game inspired by the novels by Rafael Sabatini.

"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.”

Meanwhile the firm has also signed up Gaijin Entertainmen, DiP Interactive and by DYNAMICSYSTEMS for development work on IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.

The new game will hit a number of systems, with the SKUs developed by Gaijin Entertainment for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, by DiP Interactive for Nintendo DS and by DYNAMICSYSTEMS for PSP.

In officially announcing the new titles, the firm said the games "mark the first cross-platform games from 1C to be developed and published worldwide".

Both games will be released by the end of 2009.

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