I've previously made my feelings on Wargaming.net's World of Tanks and tanks in general known.
Now, the French tanks that starred in the trailer from the link are back, and this time **** has got real. The all-new Update 7.1 (their capitalization, not mine because apparently it's normal to name software updates in some circles) for free-to-play World of Tanks
is now live. So now you'll be able to kit out with the finest armor Europe's favorite underdogs had to offer back when the History Channel was a 24 hour news network.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The French Have Arrived!
The new line of vehicles rolls onto World of Tanks stage
London, UK, Paris, FR and San Francisco, CA (5th January, 2011) — Wargaming.net, the award-winning videogame publisher and developer, is proud to present the long-anticipated line of the French tanks available in the all-new Update 7.1 for its free-to-play action MMO World of Tanks.
French vehicles will invade World of Tanks in two steps, and their first line available as of today features light, medium, and heavy tanks. Just as their historical prototypes, the in-game machines will have unique features and modules, including automatic loading system and oscillating turrets that will enrich gameplay diversity and require different tactical approach from players.
"Our players already know how to play with the "big three" tank nations, but the French are all-different," says Mike Zhivets, Lead Game Designer for World of Tanks. "You'll have to reconsider the way you think tanks behave before they let you tame them. And that's what we love them for!"
The second part of the French vehicles will appear later in 2012 and will include tank destroyers and SPGs.
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Wargaming.net® is an award-winning online game developer and publisher incorporated in the UK. Its 270-strong development team is located in Minsk, Belarus. Since 1998, the company has shipped 13 titles, including the acclaimed Massive Assault series, Order of War RTS published by Square Enix, and three add-ons for Blitzkrieg II. At the Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI) in 2009 and 2010, Wargaming.net® was named The Best Developer Company from the former USSR. At KRI 2011 the company was awarded Industry Prize and World of Tanks® won the Best Game Award. The company's headliner project, World of Tanks®, gained the Guinness World Record for the Most Players on One Server Simultaneously. Currently, Wargaming.net® is developing the next action MMO's, World of Warplanes and World of Battleships.
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