Wargaming, the developer behind action combat free-to-play MMOs World of Tanks and World of Warships, announced today that their upcoming flight combat MMO, World of Warplanes, will be delayed. The game, which was slated to be released in late September, is now set for a November 12th and 13th launch. Vlad Belozerov, Director of Global Operations for World of Warplanes, stated that, "The extra time will allow the development team to fine-tune the game balance and make sure that every feature is top-notch before launch."
Wargaming.net announced this morning that World of Warplanes will officially release on September 26th for North America and Europe. Lucky players in CIS countries will have access to the game a day sooner on September 25th. This follows an extended beta period during which nearly three million players registered to take part. Since the game went into open beta in early July, the team has been collecting and implementing player feedback.
“In the two months since open beta, we've made a huge amount of progress,” says Development Director Oleg Gotynyan. “We expect [World of Warplanes] to offer a deep and polished experience to both MMO fans and flight combat enthusiasts alike.”
World of Warplanes takes off into Open Beta today, allowing many fans--2.7 million applied for closed beta alone--to put their aerobatic skills to the test.
To celebrate this landmark for the game and the company, Wargaming is hosting a livestream to show off the game's new features as well as give away in-game gold to viewers.
If battlefield-based combat has left you yearning for loftier ambitions, Wargaming has something to tempt you with. Made from the same mold as the incredibly popular World of Tanks, pilots will be able to take to the skies in World of Warplanes.
You won’t have to wait long to strap on your parachute either, with open beta cranking up on July 2nd.
Well Wargraming.net is adding another action MMO to its arsenal which takes place hundreds of feet above ground and is fittingly named, World of Warplanes.
I'm here today to bring you a preview of what you can expect to see from Wargaming's upcoming title. Keep in mind, however, that World of Warplanes is still in closed beta so some of what I'm about to talk about may change. Beta is beta after all.
On that note, lets get started!
Wargaming's highly anticipated game World of Warplanes is receiving a huge update today for US and RU players, whereas EU players will get ahold of the update on the 20th. World of Warplanes is a flight action MMO that is currently in closed beta. The game is receiving a flight model update and improved mouse controls on US and RU clusters.
Well, this is something! Wargaming.net has thrown together a totally rockin CGI trailer for World of Warplanes, showing tons of awesome dogfighting action in their upcoming game. Short and sweet, it appears to have been made for Igromir 2012, a Russian game developer conference. But hey, who cares about that? They make that awesome "brrrrrrrrrowwwwwwwwwww" noise while firing their guns!
Julian "Mirai" Williams
This is probably the best Dev Diary from the World of Warplanes team yet. They talk about historical accuracy to the planes, how they are working to keep balance in check, customization both visual and gameplay (you get to hang pin-up art on your plane, how cool is that?), damage modeling, and Lead Finding Sight Assist, to make it more arcade player friendly. But my favorite bit is about halfway through, when talking about gameplay balance; "We want to make sure you're fighting an enemy, not his plane."
I'm sure anyone who has done online games has reached a game where skill has gone out the window in favor of the instrument of death they have in their hand. Sometimes you want that, but in a game like Warplanes, I certainly don't.
Julian "Mirai" Williams