World of Tanks Headed to Xbox 360 - E3 2013

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor June 11, 2013
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Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kisyli took to the stage early in Microsoft's Xbox panel at E3 on Monday to announce that World of Tanks would be coming to the Xbox 360 this summer. The game will be free-to-play for Gold subscribers on Xbox LIVE.

The console version of the game already has its own website, offering up tips and advice for new players (and maybe people who like the game but are really bad at it... not that I know anyone like that). The new incarnation also has its own newly dedicated Twitter and Facebook pages.

Also revealed in the trailer for the big news were some new statistics on the game, including 60 million registered players across 200 countries. Although some gamers undoubtedly own both a PC and an Xbox 360, over 77 million 360s have been sold worldwide since its 2005 debut, bringing WoT to potentially tens of millions of new players.

The move also seems like a great way for Wargaming.net to gain a foothold on consoles and learn the ins and outs of the platform to pave the way for World of Warplanes and World of Warships on the next generation of consoles. Unless League of Legends makes its way to consoles, it's not hard to imagine we'll see a press release in the coming months trumpeting Wargaming.net as having the “biggest F2P games on consoles.”

Actually, come to think of it... why hasn't Riot ported League to consoles? Sounds like a license to print money.

What's your take on the news? Granted, most of you reading this are probably PC gamers, so it doesn't affect you directly, but if a sizable company like Wargaming.net can take its gameplay to consoles, will this open the doors to a new wave of F2P console gaming?

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (21)

mikkofin 8 years ago
I also play W.o.T but why the f**k XBOX? PS is much better.

Cyberpunk 8 years ago
Makes sense,comments above^ :)

CByl 8 years ago
Reason they didn't release it on Xbox One was cause it got pwnd by PS4. Microsoft lost big time.

Cyberpunk 8 years ago
This makes no sense,why would they release it on xbox360 when the new xboxone will be coming out.They should wait until xboxone comes out then release it

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DominatorofEarth 8 years ago
Xbox 360?! Why not Xbox One?

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removalmitt 8 years ago
curious how popular it will be on a console

I personally would have thought if you preferred consoles over pc, chances are you'd have a pc anyway of which if nothing currently catered for this type of game on console, you'd just play it on pc.

Haven't touched WoT for a long time, got bored, also sick when the tanks (classes in other games) constantly get tweaked. Absolutely hate this when it happens, grind away a tree for a certain tank, get there and they change it for the worse.....

KalameesJr 8 years ago
I suppose the gain of money vs the headache of porting LoL to a console wouldnt be worth it to Riot.
Not to mention that they are already struggling to keep the pc version of the game running anyways.

Cacalips 8 years ago
This game is so bad. I called P2W for years (After I hit max a F2P can hit, and after I quit after the lies the "big patch" did not deliver, but actually dumb the game down.) Fan bois all cried: "Oh it is F2P! Oh we love it! Oh my pooskins!" And the misinformed always thought hte P2W was tied into the gold ammo. It had nothing to do with gold ammo (unless a pay team out wieghted a F2P team, then yes gold ammo was a huge leverage). It had to do with purchasable tanks...And tiered tanks. Players like me, good at the game and never spending a dime, knew the moments when it was you vd the last 3 guys. IF it was balanced, the better skilled player won, if it was a casher. He just sat there, watch you roll up, and shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot. And he just spam "LOLOLOL" because your F2P can not harm a P2W tank. It was that simple...no believed me...now the company admits they are P2W, and wants to "undo" those restrictions and go to counsel gaming....LLOLLLL Fan Bois....your brains....they do not exist.

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Mystika 8 years ago
Not exactly F2P if it requires a subscription, but then again, that's Microsoft's fault, not the game devs/publishers.

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Tarot 8 years ago
Can someone tell me how this game got so popular? I played it like the first week it released and it seemed less than adequate.

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Shouya 8 years ago
Mounted~! I always lose at this cause of reading then comment -.- now comment then read xD

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