Armored Warfare Altay

It takes a long time to build a tank in real life. Apparently, it takes somewhat less time to build a tank in a video game.

The tanksmiths at Obsidian Entertainment are putting together the Turkish Main Battle Tank Altay for inclusion in a future update in Obsidian Warfare, and it looks like they’ll beat the real thing to market by a full year. The real Altay is apparently ready to enter production and is just waiting for the government contract to give it the go-ahead.

What all that means is that the real Altay won’t roll off the assembly line until 2018, while Obsidian plans to get AW’s version of the Altay into the game by 2017. Hey, maybe the Turks can take it for a test drive in the game before they roll out in the field?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. TreadHead on April 6, 2016

    Its not that odd I think, the prototype exists after all and its based on an already existing Korean design. If you look at War Thunder and to an even greater extent games there are a lot of tanks/planes/ships that only existed as prototypes or in some cases as blueprints.

    In a few cases for Wargaming they have implemented vehicles that apparently have never existed at all, not even as a proposal or a doodle on a napkin.

    What has some people ticked off is the presence of the Russian navy in World of Warships when most of it was actually blockaded during WW2, while the Royal Navy (The largest in the world until the US Navy surpassed it) is nowhere to be seen.

  2. anticriminal on April 6, 2016

    Another pay to win tank mmo.

  3. Jaeger on April 5, 2016

    That’s hilarious, Lol.