When a game is in open beta for four years, we make jokes about how it’s actually “launched.” Yesterday, Gaijin Entertainment removed a little bit of ambiguity on that front. In addition to releasing the 1.65 Update “Way of the Samurai” that brought Japanese tanks to the game, the company officially declared War Thunder out of beta and launched.
In addition to the new Japanese vehicles, Update 1.65 adds also cockpits for all aircraft, letting pilots get even more immersed in the game. A pair of new maps, “Abandoned Factory” and “38th Parallel,” also make their debut, the latter being the first set in a post-WW2 timeframe.
So “launch” means everything’s finished, right? Not quite. Gaijin still has big plans for 2017, including World War mode and the addition of naval vehicles. You can read all about the Way of the Samurai release on the War Thunder site.