Wargaming.net is expanding the war it started with World of Tanks to the skies above today with the Global Alpha test launch for World of Warplanes. The Global Alpha test phase will open the game to a massive wave of new players from North America, Europe and Russia, allowing access to over 20 of the games plane models and two battle arenas.
Check out the World of Warplanes press release after the break for more. Visit the website in your region to sign up for the Global Alpha.
World of Warplanes Enters Global Alpha Test
Massive Alpha Testing Stage for Upcoming AAA Flight Combat MMO Begins Today
23rd February 2012 Wargaming.net, the award-winning game publisher and developer, takes to the skies as its highly anticipated flight combat MMO World of Warplanes enters the next stage in the game's development. World of Warplanes Global Alpha blasts off today in Europe, North America, and Russia, and will be recruiting a new army of test pilots to assist the development team in improving and polishing the game.
Along with the start of World of Warplanes Global Alpha, Wargaming.net is launching new websites for players in each region, intended to help the growing game community stay up to date on all World of Warplanes news and updates.
The websites will be available at:
- http://na.worldofwarplanes.com for North America
- http://ru.worldofwarplanes.com for Russia
- http://eu.worldofwarplanes.com for Europe
The Global Alpha phase will initially offer players more than 20 plane models and two battle arenas. The amount of content will be growing steadily, as the developers add new warplanes and maps to the roster.
"With the Global Alpha, we are entering a very challenging, important, and exciting phase for World of Warplanes, which will require support of a massive number of testers," said World of Warplanes producer Anton Sitnikau. "Our most important task now is to gather feedback from our test pilots and prepare a well-balanced, stable version with a large amount of vehicles and battle arenas, which we'll be able to enter the beta with."
About World of Warplanes
World of Warplanes is the flight combat MMO action game set in the Golden Age of military aviation. The game continues the armored warfare theme marked in the highly-acclaimed World of Tanks and will throw players into a never-ending tussle for air dominance.
Based purely on aircraft setting, World of Warplanes will allow players to build full-scale careers of virtual pilots offering machines of several key eras, staring from 1930s, up to Korean War jet fighters that led the way to modern air forces.
World of Warplanes will feature a wide range of warbirds, each of them unique in their effectiveness and behavior. Virtual pilots will choose from three main warplane classes - single-engine light fighters capable of engaging enemies in close dogfights, heavy fighters with their deadly straight attacks, and ground-attack planes, the fearsome threat for ground targets.
Every plane will feature multiple variations of weapons and ammo types, engines, and other crucial modules, and their various combinations will allow to pick the optimal configuration for the most effective behavior in combat.
Find out more about World of Warplanes
Wargaming.net® is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Since 1998, the company has published more than 15 titles, including the highly acclaimed Massive Assault and Order of War series. Currently Wargaming.net are focused on establishing the MMO war trilogy that will include their flagship armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes (one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012), and the naval World of Battleships scheduled for release in 2013.
Official web site: www.wargaming.net
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