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The console version of World of Tanks gets a single-player campaign mode on Tuesday, 22nd August, Wargaming has announced.
UK developer Splash Damage is working on multiplayer games for World of Tanks maker Wargaming.
Well done, because with your help, charity War Child has raised more than £100,000 to help children caught up in wars.
Lovely things can happen at Christmas. Which other time of year could result in a spontaneous truce between enemy soldiers on the frontline of a war?
A raft of video games are donating a portion of their sales to War Child's Armistice fundraising campaign this month.
The developers of World of Tanks, Verdun 1914, Democracy 3 and 1979 Revolution: Black Friday are all donating a portion of their sales.
War Child's Armistice is a fundraising campaign that encourages peaceful gameplay to support children affected by conflict.
Massively multiplayer online war game World of Tanks will roll out on PlayStation 4 next Tuesday, 19th January.
World of Tanks' PS4 open beta will last from 4th-6th December, developer Wargaming.net has announced.
Players will be able to embark on 15 vs 15 tank battles. As with the game's PC version, you'll be able to upgrade and customise your tanks with new equipment, supplies, camos, inscriptions and emblems.
World of Tanks on PS4 will be free-to-play, just as it is on PC, and all microtransactions will be for cosmetic gear rather than practical upgrades.
World of Tanks is coming to PlayStation 4 with Share Play, Vita Remote Play and all the PlayStation features you'd expect.
UPDATE 4/8/15 11.10am: We've played some more World of Tanks on Xbox One since completing this article, and have found a number of maps and scenarios that stress the engine more intensely than our original performance analysis - so we took the time to compile some of these troublesome areas and put them into a new video embedded below. The article has also been updated.
Original story: Among the most ambitious 'free to play' titles available today, World of Tanks gets a visual overhaul on Xbox One that few expected. It's unique for being the only game on Microsoft's box to have cross-platform play with its older Xbox 360 release - where owners of both consoles can play in the same 15v15 online battles. But Xbox One gets plenty of upgrades over and above this, from remade map assets, a new lighting model with high dynamic range (HDR) and improved physics and effects. It's a makeover that puts PC behind in some regards, but can Xbox One claim to offer the true, definitive version?
First up, the basics: Xbox One keeps several features from the existing, bespoke Xbox 360 release that are not available on PC. Developed on the Bigworld engine by Wargaming's Chicago and Baltimore studios, the two console versions offer weather effects such as rain, plus unique time of day settings for each map - features that are not officially available on the PC release without mods. The game design and mode selection are identical between the two consoles too, right down to the camera's field of view setting, and a new Proving Grounds option where players can practice against AI opponents. Microsoft's two machines essentially have parity in their core gameplay features, while PC takes an independent path.
Free-to-play combat title World of Tanks will launch on Xbox One at some point in 2015.
A recent survey of 10 million mobile gamers claimed only 2.2 per cent of the free-to-play audience spent any money at all. That's worrying - does it mean developers are deliberately designing games to cater for the minuscule minority rather than the vast majority?
The last time Microsoft took on publishing duties for the Xbox version of a constantly evolving PC hit, it ended up swimming in Minecraft millions like Scrooge McDuck. Will the same happen with World of Tanks, which has around 78 million registered players on PC? That depends on how eager you are for a slightly scruffy and incredibly niche game where one shot can kill you stone dead.
Don't take that as being too dismissive. World of Tanks is something of a rough diamond of a game, taking subject matter best suited to the hardcore simulation genre and turning it into a paradoxically fast-paced slow-moving multiplayer action game.
As the Pixar-esque title suggests, it takes place in a curious alternate dimension where the Second World War was fought solely by tanks, and never ended. When you first load it up, and after completing a basic tutorial, you're given a trio of basic light tanks - one American, one British, one German - and left to your own devices, battling across seven maps in 15-v-15 online battles.
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition launches on 12th February, Wargaming has announced.
This version was developed by Wargaming West, formerly Day 1 Studios, creator of MechAssault, and is published by Microsoft.
It's free to play if you have an Xbox Live Gold account. If you don't, there's a seven day trial. Expect microtransactions, such as premium tanks, consumables and premium accounts which "boost experience and currency accrual rates", Wargaming said.
World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net has bought the Total Annihilation and Master of Orion franchises from Atari, it has confirmed.
It's been a tough few weeks for Microsoft.
UPDATE: World of Tanks has been announced for Xbox 360 at Microsoft's E3 press conference.
Wargaming, developer of World of Tanks, has said it will remove all "pay-to-win" purchase options from its games.
Wargaming has filed a lawsuit against an alleged World of Tanks copycat that it labelled "disturbingly similar" and claimed featured both historical inaccuracies and fictional tanks dreamt up specifically for the World of Tanks game.
Wargaming, the developer of military MMO World of Tanks and the upcoming World of Warplanes, has announced it will donate £75,000 to the UK's Royal Air Force Museum.
World of Tanks recently suffered a security "incident", Wargaming has confirmed.
Tankaholics: attention! A professional gaming league for World of Tanks has been created.
World of Tanks creator Wargaming has purchased F.E.A.R. 3 developer Day 1 Studios for $20 million.
Samsung has announced that the final UK qualification tournaments for this year's World Cyber Games (WCG) are taking place at the... at the Eurogamer Expo! Whaddya know?
Online military mega-success World of Tanks was originally shunned by Western publishers for being a free-to-play game, the developer has revealed.
For developers Wargaming.net, 150 different tanks, tank destroyers and self-propelled guns just aren't enough. They plan to eventually expand their game's roster to include around 500 engines of war from around the world. Some are infamous, some are esoteric and more than a few never got off the drawing board.
It seems that, whatever kind of person you might be, Wargaming.net believe there's a tank out there just for you. Just as there is also an armour-piercing shell with your name on it or, in my case, a constant and unremitting rain of them.
World of Tanks has been rumbling along in open beta for a while now, but we're reviewing it as a boxed copy is making its way onto the UK high street this week - despite the fact that it's free to play online (more on this later). It's a team-based shooter which draws heavily from its first-person cousins, giving you the opportunity to take control of tanks from the classic era of armoured combat while also shedding any pretence of being a serious vehicle sim. You still point and shoot, but you do it at a rather slower and more considered pace. If you can imagine Day of Defeat as a lithe and limber ninja, then World of Tanks is a stoic sumo with a particular and very patient style.
A whopping five million people have registered to play free-to-play tank MMO World of Tanks, Wargaming.net has announced.
First came World of Tanks, now comes World of Warplanes, a new free-to-play game from Wargaming.net.
World of Tanks has more than 2 million registered players in Russia and nearly a million in Europe and North America, Wargaming.net has announced.
Three million sales later, and Michael Jackson: The Experience finally lands on the exciting platforms: Xbox 360 (Kinect) and PlayStation 3 (Move).
World of Tanks launches in Europe and North America on 12th April, Wargaming.net has announced.
The free-to-play vehicle MMO has been in various stages of closed and open beta testing for nine months.
World of Tanks sees players tear about the battlefield in World War II-era machines. There are destructible environments and upgrades.
World of Tanks maker Wargaming.net has claimed a world record for the most players online simultaneously on one MMO server.
One million people have registered with free-to-play World War II action MMO World of Tanks.
Half a million people play massively multiplayer online game World of Tanks.
New screens to celebrate!
Just wait ammo!
World of Tanks: now that's a good and vague title. Roll it around your gamer's brain for a second and see what images float up. Maybe an MMO, with gangs of player tanks raiding factories and defeating massive tank bosses for spare parts. Or it could be some horrible sim that features more than 800 different rivet types and models your crew's gradual descent into insanity if you forget to let them out for toilet breaks. I even had a vision of a Sims-style life sim that was like Dinosaurs but with tanks; the dad tank coming home from work with a tie hanging off his gun barrel, the kid tanks playfully ramming his treads.
Light tanks get their very own trailer.