It’s been nearly 75 years since the end of World War II, which left an enduring legacy across all facets of life — and that includes video games. One company that knows this all too well is Wargaming, with its WW2-inspired series of military games, and next week, one of those games will be commemorating the end of the war in Europe with a virtual parade.

Wargaming will stream a “naval parade” in World of Warships on its Twitch channel on May 6, with commentary from naval experts, including its in-house expert, the Chieftain, and New York Times bestselling author and naval historian James D. Hornfischer. They will offer “more details about selected ships while providing a historical context and highlighting the ships’ accomplishments during World War II.” Viewers of the parade will have a chance to earn random prize drops, such as VE permanent camouflages and ships.

Wargaming took on this effort due to the fact that many nations that would normally hold in-person parades and festivities to commemorate the anniversary had to abbreviate or cancel their plans due to the current global pandemic. Personally, I think they should have done it anyway, because history and gaming buffs would find it cool.

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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