The Xbox One and Xbox 360 will engage in cross-platform multiplayer combat with each other for the first time—and World of Tanks is hosting the carnage. That means players on both consoles will be fighting on the same battlefields in some grade-A shoot 'em up bang-bang tank action. It's just that it will look prettier on the Xbox One, of course.
The game is still free to play (with an Xbox Gold subscription), and there are in-game purchases available if you want to speed up the grind. The game is 100% feature complete, though, without spending a dime. I know I haven't. And now I feel bad about that, considering the years' worth of game time I've gotten from it.
Q: Why does World of Tanks frequently take up hero spots on the Xbox 360's homepage and game page. A: Because it's awesome. And cross-platform multiplayer is yet another great move by developer Wargaming.
World of Tanks comes to Xbox One on July 28.
World of Tanks Launching July 28, 2015 for Xbox One
Upgraded Visuals, Cross-Play With Xbox 360 Among New Features
June 16, 2015 ?? Wargaming today announced the free to play multiplayer game World of Tanks will launch on July 28 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Featuring newly upgraded visuals and first-ever cross-platform multiplayer between the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions, World of Tanks on Xbox One will take advantage of the platform??s technological capabilities and online features to deliver a true next-generation tank warfare experience and bridge the battle for the loyal and passionate Xbox tanker community.
World of Tanks on Xbox One features hundreds of tanks painstakingly recreated for the utmost detail, presented in pristine high-definition to push the graphical prowess of Xbox One to the limit. The title will also feature a number of firsts, including cross-platform multiplayer bridging battles between Xbox 360 and Xbox One players, shared progress and content between the two platforms through a single Xbox Live account, all-new ??Proving Grounds?? Player-Versus-Environment (PVE) mode, full social and streaming support offered by the Xbox One platform and much more!
??We??re very excited to expand the World of Tanks experience to the Xbox One. There??s a lot of cool and exciting new features designed to bring out the best on that console,?? said TJ Wagner, Executive Producer at Wargaming Chicago. ??The introduction of some first-ever features including cross-platform multiplayer and voice between Xbox 360 and Xbox One and the exciting new PvE mode is going to give gamers, whether they??re already players or not, a whole new World of Tanks experience.??
Wargaming and Xbox are also ready to give dedicated tankers the opportunity to preload the game on their consoles starting July 10th. Tankers can also get an early taste of the action by participating in the ??Xbox One World of Tanks Beta Weekend?? on July 11th and 12th.
World of Tanks on Xbox One will be available as a free download for all Xbox Live Gold members*, and can also be experienced through a free seven-day trial for all other Xbox Live account holders.
For more information about World of Tanks on Xbox One and Xbox 360, plus future details on the Xbox One pre-download and beta weekend, visit: www.WorldofTanks.com/Xbox
*Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required. Additional in-game content available and sold separately.