You maybe heard of a little game called World of Tanks. I hear it is pretty popular, I think they maybe have a tournamenet or so a year. If you’ve been on the outside looking on from your Xbox 360, well then good news, as of February 12th you too can join in on the fun. The still free-to-play-if-you-have-an-active-Gold-account (FTPIYHAAGA for short) game will feature revamped controls and matchmaking tailored to the Xbox 360. It will also carry the boosts, consumables, and premium tanks that still cost real world money, whether or not those are your cup of tea is up to you. This is certainly a big deal for the Xbox 360 and a sign that Microsoft is still committed to supporting the 360, rather than lock it in the attic and feed it fish heads like the original Xbox…poor guy. No word yet on if World of Tanks will hit other home consoles, but it would be hard to imagine they wouldn’t if this turns out to be another money printing endeavor. Check out the full press release below and let us know if you plan on giving this FTPIYHAAGA a shot. As always, keep it here on ThoseGamingNerds.
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition to Release February 12th
February 4, 2014 — Wargaming today announced that World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will release globally on February 12th, 2014. Custom built specifically for the Xbox 360, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will bring the franchise’s trademark team-based tactical online tank warfare action and free-to-play accessibility to the millions of dedicated 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 Xbox Live Gold account holders, with an additional 7-day timed trial for all other Xbox Live account holders. The title will feature revamped controls, matchmaking, a new user interface and other components 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.
At launch, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will feature more than 100 iconic tanks from three separate nations – the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. The title will also be further expanded with future content downloads consisting of new tanks, nations, and more.
For more information on World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, please visit www.WorldofTanks.com/Xbox.
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.