Updated Mon, Jun 10, 2013 by Martuk
The Xbox 360 combat scene is about to get a bit more competitive as World of Tanks prepares to roll in. The announcement was made at the Microsoft E3 2013 press conference today. Just as it is on the PC, World of Tanks will be free-to-play.
Stay tuned to Ten Ton Hammer for more coverage from our ground team at E3 2013.
Update: Press release added along with the new trailer. The game will be free-to-play for Xbox Live Gold members and available for 7 free days to Silver players. beta registration is now available on the World of Tanks website.
Hugely Successful PC Title Makes First Debut on Console
June 10, 2013 — Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, marking the company’s debut on consoles. Built specifically for the Xbox 360, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will bring the title’s trademark team-based tactical action and free-to-play accessibility to the tens of millions of Xbox LIVE gamers around the globe.
Published by Microsoft and developed by Wargaming West (formerly Day 1 Studios), World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will be digitally downloadable and free-to-play for both Gold and Silver Xbox LIVE gamers*. The title will feature revamped controls, matchmaking, a new user interface and other features to take advantage of the Xbox 360’s technological capabilities and online features. World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will also feature in-game purchases such as premium tanks, consumables and premium accounts to boost experience and currency accrual rates.
During the open beta phase of World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, the game will contain tanks from the United States and Germany. Wargaming has extensive plans to add new tanks, nations and other content, starting at launch and moving into the future.
“Wargaming has always been dedicated to finding new ways to bring our games to new players and platforms,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. “Our partnership with Microsoft and our move to the hugely successful Xbox 360 will give millions of gamers around the world the opportunity to experience what has made World of Tanks such a global phenomenon.”
World of Tanks Xbox: 360 Edition will be prominently featured at Wargaming’s booth at E3 (601 South Hall), complete with gaming stations for hands-on play. Wargaming is also now accepting beta applications for the game and interested players can sign up for access at worldoftanks.com/xbox/.
*Xbox LIVE Silver members can play World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition free for 7 days.
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
Official website: www.wargaming.com