The lights are on
Wargaming’s free-to-play tank combat title is coming out of beta very soon. The full release of the World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been through testing and is now ready for the masses.
Wargaming boasted impressive revenue in 2013. According to SuperData, World of Tanks was the fourth largest revenue earner in terms of in-game transactions with $372 million.
The Xbox 360 version of the game was developed by Wargaming West, formerly known as Day 1 Studios (MechAssault). Xbox Live Gold is required to play, but Silver members will have access to a seven-day trial.
In-game purchases of premium tanks, consumable items, and premium accounts will all be available. The latter will speed experience and currency accrual. You’ll be able to start playing for free (or paying for premium items) when the title launches on February 12.
Our TakeA free-to-play game coming to a platform nearing the end of its life cycle seems like squandered effort. Wargaming has a loyal (and significant) fan base, but I can’t image PC players making the jump to Xbox 360 in large numbers. The title isn’t confirmed for Xbox One, but if it were, I suspect more people would be willing to spend money on the Xbox 360 version with a guarantee of progress transferring over.