August 21, 2013 — Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced that beta servers are now live for its highly anticipated World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition in North America, Canada and Europe.
The three regions will also see the introduction of new US and German tier VII and VIII heavy tanks, bringing even more firepower to the fight.
“From our early technical beta testing we’ve seen tremendous numbers of players get into the game and experience first-hand what’s made World of Tanks such a global phenomenon,” said Denny Thorley, General Manager at Wargaming West in Chicago. “We’re extremely thankful for their input on how the game is coming along and can’t wait to get even more players from North America, Canada, and Europe into the game.”
Fans in North America, Canada and Europe can sign up for access to the game at www.worldoftanks.com/xbox. Wargaming will be releasing access tokens to registrants on a weekly basis. Beat release dates for other regions will be announced soon.
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is a team-based massively multiplayer online game dedicated to armored warfare in the mid-20th century. The game marks the very first console title ever developed by Wargaming, following the massive success of its free-to-play PC MMO action game World of Tanks, which has more than 70 million registered players around the world.
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will deliver an exciting, tactical warfare experience where team-based coordination is the key to victory, all built exclusively from the ground up for the Xbox 360. Taking full advantage of Xbox Live, the title will support a rich and deep progression and customization system, including features such as achievements and Live matchmaking.
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 2000 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Australia.
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to mid-20th century warfare that will include the company’s flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and currently boasting 70 million players worldwide, the flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated MMOs, and the naval World of Warships, scheduled for release in 2014.
In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the epicenter of the online battle gaming universe that will gather the series under a single portal — www.wargaming.net.