No, it hasn't be canceled, but simply renamed. Out is World of Battleships and in is World of Warships
, which, if you ask me, is far better.
The change is said to better reflect the game's "core essence." Also of note is the fact that World of Warships
will be included in Wargaming.net
's common economy which means you'll be able to use money earned in any of the three "World of
" titles in the other two, World of Tanks
and World of Warplanes.
If you want to learn more, follow the jump. Also you can visit www.worldofwarships.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wargaming Renames World of Battleships to World of Warships
2 August, 2012
New Title to Better Reflect Wargaming Universe
— Wargaming, the award-winning global video game developer and publisher, today announced that its upcoming naval MMO action game, World of Battleships, has been retitled to World of Warships™. All further references to the game and its development will continue under the new title.
"The company is gearing up, and so are its titles," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "In addition to more accurately reflecting the game's core essence, World of Warships™ will correspond more closely to the framework of our Wargaming universe."
While the game has changed its title, the gameplay hasn't. World of Warships™ will still focus on straightforward naval action gameplay, including accessible controls, historically accurate vessels and combat, as well as a deep and engaging upgrade and customization system.
World of Warships™ will also be included in the Wargaming.net
common economic system that will allow players to distribute resources between the three titles.
World of Warships™ is scheduled to set sail in 2013.
About World of Warships
World of Warships™ is a free-to-play naval action MMO that plunges players into the world of the most devastating sea battles of the 20th century. Players will have several types of combat vessels at their command, including aircraft carriers, powerful battleships and heavy cruisers, light and agile destroyers. Each warship has its unique combination of firepower, speed, armor, and endurance.
The game will provide numerous strategic and tactical options for success in combat, including sudden strikes from cover, cunning flanking attacks or open head-to-head encounters.
Diverse naval maps with changing weather conditions will enrich the gameplay, and the realistic high quality graphics will transport players into the epic battles that changed the course of human history.
More information about the 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 900 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, and Asia.
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and currently boasting 30 million players worldwide, the flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012, and the naval World of Battleships, scheduled for release in 2013.
In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the epicenter of a battle-centric gaming universe that will gather the series under a single portal - www.wargaming.net.
Official web site: www.wargaming.com