One of the lost headlines of the 2012 E3 show was the fact that Wargaming had one of the biggest booths at the show. That's right, a Russian free to play company had a 10,000 square foot booth that was nearly as big as the ones from Electronic Arts and Activision. This fact seemed to elude most of the major game press but does seem to represent a bit of the changing of the guard in the industry as these smaller companies grow and expand.
The folks at Wargaming announced their E3 lineup this morning. On the PC side, the free to play pioneers will be showing off an updated versions of World of Tanks
, the latest version of the World of Warplanes
, and the first ever look at World of Warships
. You can check out some new images from all three games below.
The big reveal though will be their unannounced console which is being developed by Wargaming West (formerly Day One Studios). Will this be a rebranded version
of Reign of Thunder
(a mech game Day One Studios had started development on) or will it be something else? The are other questions like if this game will be for current generation consoles and if the game will be a standard $60 retail game or if it will be a free to play game like the rest of the Wargaming titles. We'll find out E3 which is just around the corner.
Wargaming Deploys E3 2013 Details
World of Warplanes, World of Warships, and mystery console title to take center stage
28th May, 2013 - Wargaming, the leading free-to-play developer and publisher, today announced the details of the company's presence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013 in Los Angeles, USA. With a massive 10,000 square foot booth located at 601 of the South Hall, Wargaming plans to showcase a number of titles to E3 attendees, some of which will be making their very first public debut.
World of Warplanes, with its white-knuckle aerial combat and completely revamped controls and graphics, will take E3 guests to the skies, where at the booth they'll be able to compete with other attendees for supremacy of the air. Or, if ground combat is more to their liking, attendees will be able to test their metal at a number of World of Tanks gameplay stations.
Marking its very first public showing, Wargaming's highly anticipated World of Warships will be presented in a behind-the-scenes theater demo, where guests will not only get to see the game in action, but also experience the sights and sounds of true naval combat in a revolutionary domed theater. World of Warships demos begin on the half hour each day of the show, with limited seating for each session.
Most excitingly, Wargaming will finally unveil their first console title under development by Wargaming West, formerly Day One Studios, announced earlier this year. E3 attendees will be the very first to get hands-on with this exciting new game.
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 and employs over 1600 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Australia..