has recently announced a new Unified Premium Account system for their "World of..." games. What exactly does that mean? Well World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, and World of Warships
are all free-to-play games with premium services. With a UPA you can benefit from those premium services under one account. Basically, if you purchase a premium account for World of Tanks
, that account will also be active for World of Warplanes, World of Warships
, and even any future Wargaming title.
The UPA system will be officially launching during one of the stages of the World of Warplanes
open beta and players will receive free tokens that can be used to purchase a UPA. If you play World of Tanks
and you use the premium services, this is definitely something to look into, especially if you plan to check out World of Warplanes
and/or World of Warships
Wargaming Announces Unified Premium Account System
Pay once, benefit from premium features for all current and future Wargaming titles
May 30, 2013
— Wargaming, the leading free-to-play developer and publisher, today announced its Unified Premium Account service, the next step in the company’s ambitious Wargaming.net service strategy to connect all of the company’s titles under one online ecosystem and community.
The Unified Premium Account, which grants bonuses such as increased experience and credit accrual rate, will be applied across all of Wargaming’s video game titles. Purchasing a premium account in World of Tanks will benefit in that account also being active for World of Warplanes, World of Warships, and any other future Wargaming title.
The Unified Premium Account will officially launch during one of the stages of World of Warplanes open beta, where players will receive special tokens for free that can be used to purchase a Unified Premium Account. These tokens will serve as the equivalent of in-game gold during the open beta testing phase. Wargaming’s upcoming naval-combat MMO World of Warships will also feature the Unified Premium Account once that title goes into open beta.
“The Unified Account is the next step in our goal to fully connect all of our gaming titles into one living, breathing ecosystem,” said Andrei Yarantsau, VP of Global Operations at Wargaming. “Giving our players the benefits and convenience of having premium features carry over through all of our games is something that we feel will be a tremendous value to them and truly enhance their gaming experience no matter what title of ours they play.”
“We’ve created a unique approach to the free-to-play concept, and we’ll keep providing our players with highest quality services,” added Yarantsau.
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.