World of Tanks is a 3D team-based massively multiplayer online game featuring historically accurate fighting vehicles from the 1930s to the 1950s. World of Tanks is a PvP-focused project that promises action and strategy based gameplay. In the release version, World of Tanks will include more than 150 armored vehicles from America, France, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy. All in all there will be around 500 vehicles available in the game. At the moment, World of Tanks features light, medium and heavy tanks, tank destroyers and self-propelled artillery and some well-known prototypes and low-volume vehicles. The game blends action, strategy and simulation genres.
The closed beta test for European and American players started on July 8, 2010. Fighting vehicles from USSR, Germany and USA are available for play. The game is commercially operated in CIS. The release of the game for America and Europe is planned for Q1 of 2011.
World of Tanks is the first game of Belarusian company Wargaming.net studio to be released under "Play 4 Free" model, which will see the game released for free with revenue generated from micropayments in the form of Gold.
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