World of Warplanes flies into open beta

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Wargaming has finally opened up the World of Warplanes beta to everyone who wants to play it as the company announced today that the game is now in open beta.  Dave has documented some of his prior experiences from the closed beta but the latest version includes a lot of enhancements since that was written.  

You can sign up for an account online and it's going to be interesting to see how well the game does.  To say that World of Tanks has been a success would be a bit of an understatement as the game has over 60 million registered accounts and has catapulted Wargaming to the forefront of the gaming industry.  It will be interesting to see how well World of Warplanes does as the flight game market is completely different than the market for tank games.  Be sure to check out my interview with the dev team for more information on the game.

World of Warplanes Soars into Open Beta

Wargaming's Highly Anticipated Flight Combat MMO Open to All Virtual Pilots

July 2, 2013 — Wargaming, the leading free-to-play developer and publisher, today announced that the company's highly anticipated free-to-play flight combat MMO World of Warplanes has officially gone into open beta testing, inviting all virtual pilots to climb into the cockpits of some of the most iconic warbirds from the 1930s to the early 1950s. Open beta goes live today in Russia and North America, and July 4th in Europe. In total, the closed beta saw more than 2.7 million applications from 194 different countries.

Featuring planes from the United States, the Soviet Union, Germany and Japan, players will be able to jump into white-knuckle 15 vs. 15 PvP matches, where supremacy of the skies is determined not only by skill, but also coordinated teamwork and cooperation.

World of Warplanes enters open beta with features including a real-time tactical feedback system to help players learn the best possible combat tactics, as well as crews and crew skills, consumables and various types of ammunition. The game will also feature a brand new tutorial to give fledgling pilots a chance to learn the ropes before they hit the deadly skies.

At the late stages of the open beta, World of Warplanes will also see the official launch of the Unified Premium Account system, allowing players of either World of Tanks or World of Warplanes to purchase a premium account and have its benefits extend to both titles.

As a bonus, players who took part in the closed beta testing phase will also receive special prizes.

"We thank every single World of Warplanes player out there, whether they're just getting into the game during open beta or have been with us since the very start," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "The game has grown and evolved tremendously since we first announced it and I'm confident virtual pilots are going to be extremely excited when they get behind the cockpits of the game's truly amazing warbirds."