Posted Tue, May 24, 2011 by Martuk
Russia is once again amassing an army, but this time in World of Tanks. Wargaming.net recently announced that it has hit a new milestone with more than 2,000,000 registered users for the Russian server alone. Europe and North America are following behind with nearly 1,000,000. The massive influx of players has far exceeded the original launch estimates of about 600,000 worldwide.
Check out the official press release after the break and head over to the official website to see what all the fuss is about.
World of Tanks Reaches A New Milestone
2,000,000 Confirmed Registrations
London, UK and San Francisco, Ca. (24th May, 2011) — Wargaming.net is proud to announce that the number of registrations on the Russian server of their highly acclaimed World of Tanks MMO has topped 2,000,000.
The success in Russia is being followed by the European and North American servers, where the numbers are closing in on 1,000,000 registrations after the game’s release on April 12.
“At the very beginning of development for World of Tanks, we were assuming that the maximum number would be around 600,000 players worldwide. Now, we have 2 million registrations in Russia alone, not to mention the Western audience and its immense growth,” said Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi. “With the tremendous number we’ve reached in Russia as well as the dynamics of community growth in Europe and North America, we are looking forward to the many more milestones to come.”
About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.
But being a great tank commander alone isn’t enough to win! In World of Tanks, it’s all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!
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Wargaming.net® is an award-winning strategy game specialist, incorporated in the UK. Its 220-strong development team is located in Minsk, Belarus. Since 1998, the company has shipped 13 titles, including acclaimed Massive Assault series, Order of War RTS published by Square Enix, and three add-ons for Blitzkrieg II. Wargaming.net's® Operation Bagration RTS was awarded the Best Strategy Game of 2008 at Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI). At KRI 2009 and 2010 Wargaming.net® was named The Best Developer Company from ex-USSR. At KRI 2011 the company was awarded Industry Prize and World of Tanks® won “Best Game” Award.
Official web site: www.wargaming.net