Vroom! That's the friendly roar of Wargaming's next entry in the war-vehicle niche, revving its engine in preparation for the cinematic battles ahead. It released the news today that its aerial combat MMO, World of Warplanes, has now got a fixed date for open beta, with a trail of warplane screenshots scattered hopefully like breadcrumbs before us.
The normal reaction to a CGI trailer is to express mild annoyance that you're not seeing real in-game footage. But we already have loads of in-gamefootage for World of Tanks. Because it's out. So why this lavish, cinematic spectacle? It's because Wargaming.net have just announced 60 million registered users and, presumably, when that many people are playing your game, you can afford to splash out on frivolous promotion.
Wargaming, the creators of the hugely successful World of Tanks and the upcoming World of Warships and World of Warplanes, has announced big changes in what gamers can and can’t purchase inside its games. Any item or upgrade that can provide an advantage in battle will no longer be available for purchase, putting and end to “pay-to-win”-style power disparities.
World of Tanks developer Wargaming has announced an update to its free-to-play gaming portal that may alter the way players make use of its online economy. Set to go live sometime during the open beta phase of the tank-blasting title's sister game, World of Warplanes, what's being called the Unified Premium Account should allow benefits earned in one Wargaming world to be used in any other.
European strategy gaming giant Wargaming picked up troubled studio Gas Powered Games back in February after its all-in Wildman Kickstarter campaign failed. Though Wildman is no more (for now, at least), Gas Powered’s remainder—including founder Chris Taylor—appears close to completing its Wargaming integration. Speaking to Polygon, Taylor says the studio’s temporary new name is Wargaming Seattle, and it’s now busy with a “free-to-play, triple-A MMO with PVP.”
World of Tanks has got a lot of tanks. But has it got enough?! Not yet, say Wargaming.net, announcing the forthcoming introduction of yet more mechanical monsters, this time based on designs and prototypes developed by the Chinese. Hit the jump for loads of screens from the incoming update, a tech tree and a trailer, too.
Wargaming's epic MMO tank battler has received an update which adds a slew of new steel monsters and visually overhauls a number of battle arenas in which to test their mettle. And their metal. World of Tanks patch 8.1 introduces players to the expansive armoury of Britain's Royal Tank Corps, with its 22 new behemoths including the likes of the Vickers Medium Mk I tank, the Centurion Mk. I-IV, the Centurion Mk. V-XI, the Matilda medium, the FV 214 Conqueror and the Churchill.
Wargaming's World of Tanks probably offers the best multiplayer experience of smashing together rolling metal boxes of death for your money's worth (read: absolutely free). Even deadly military hardware benefits from extreme makeovers, and Wargaming's anticipated patch 8.0 releases today with significant upgrades to visuals and physics in addition to a new fleet of tanks and a small army of minor balance tweaks.
Wargaming has announced a huge update for World of Tanks -- Update 8.0 -- which includes an "improved game engine," new features, and new content. Most notably, the update is said to introduce "realistic tank movement physics" to the engine. See the bullet points and trailer inside...