Players who still haven't had a chance to try World of Tanks
will be able to do so starting January 27. The official open beta will be available to all. However, I'm not sure if I would call what's been going on a "closed beta" since such a large number
have participated. At any rate, Wargaming.net is anxious to let players try out different game modes as well as new maps and vehicles. There are even new screens to celebrate this news.
This puts us one more step to the final product. Count me in! (Well, once I get a new power supply. My computer has died.)
World of Tanks Open Beta Launch Date Announced
Wargaming.net is happy to announce the official open beta launch date for its highly-anticipated free-to-play action-MMO game World of Tanks that is scheduled for January 27th, 2011.
Over the past six months more than 260000 players took part in the closed beta fighting around 2 million battles and destroying 40 million vehicles with peak concurrent users number surpassing 20000 people. All the data and feedback received from beta-testers helped the developers detect and address important technical and gameplay issues inspiring the team to add new features and making the game one step closer to the final release.
During the open beta players will have a chance to test unique game modes and explore new maps and vehicles.
“We’ve been very pleased to get such a response from our players that means the direction we are moving in goes in line with the views of our community”, said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net. “I’d like to thank our fans for their crucial contribution to the development of the game and remind that there’ll be a lot of new stuff added in the open beta”.
Join the beta at: http://game.worldoftanks.com/registration/cbt/
For more information on World of Tanks, visit http://www.worldoftanks.com/.
About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.
But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it’s all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!
· Action-packed 15-vs-15 PvP Tank battles
· Mixture of Action, Strategy, Simulation and MMORPG genres
· 150 Vehicles, thousands of upgrades
· Unprecedented global Clan Wars
Wargaming.net is an award-winning strategy game specialist, incorporated in the UK. Its 140-strong development team is located in Minsk, Belarus. Since 1998, the company has shipped 13 titles, including acclaimed Massive Assault series, Order of War RTS published by Square Enix, and three add-ons for Blitzkrieg II. Wargaming.net's Operation Bagration RTS was awarded the Best Strategy Game of 2008 at Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI). At KRI 2009 and 2010 Wargaming.net® was named The Best Developer Company from ex-USSR. At KRI 2010 World of Tanks won “Best MMO” prize. Official web site: www.wargaming.net