User 2sec4u shared an “interesting” story with Reddit about the communication with the developers of the game IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad. These are, of course, Russians from 1C Game Studios.

The user purchased IL-2 Sturmovik and after playing for two hours noticed that the game saves the password files in an ordinary text file that is not protected in any way. Due to the fact that the 2-hour mark had already been crossed, the refund became impossible. The user wrote a review for IL-2, where he praised the game itself, but gave it a negative mark due to such careless treatment of user data.

After some time, Jason Williams himself, CEO of 777 Games, which participated in the development of IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, came to the comments and called the player a liar, saying that there is no such problem in the game. As it turned out, at the same time, the developers promised to fix such password storage in the next patch. So there was a problem.

More than that. As it turned out, the developers have already been repeatedly warned about the inadmissibility of such storage of passwords on the forum, where they simply deleted messages and banned players. A very typical approach.

The developer of IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is 1C Game Studios, a studio based on Russia’s 1C: Maddox Games and America’s 777 Games, and similar close communication with the Russians did not benefit the Americans.

The only advice is how to prevent similar situations. Do not play games from Russian developers. Don’t buy Russian games, don’t buy anything Russian at all.

And finally, we will remind you. Recently 1C Entertainment changed its name to Fulqrum Games, it is now owned by China’s Tencent, so be careful.

P.S. It is interesting that during the writing of the news 2sec4u‘s post was removed by Reddit moderators despite 8,200 upvotes. Not surprisingly, there are many Russians among the moderators of the r/gaming subreddit. But his copy on the r/flightsim subreddit is still alive.