Last April 26, we were invited to the Southeast Asian launch of World of Tanks in Singapore. World of Tanks is the first and only team-based MMO action game dedicated to armored warfare. Forget about soldiers, guns and bombs, you will be controlling tanks this time around.
With over 24 million gamers already playing World of Tanks, online game developer and publisher Wargaming.net has high expectations for growth in Southeast Asia as it launches the award-winning massively multi-player online game (MMO) to Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. Wargaming.net expects to have 1 million gamers onboard within the first year of the SEA server.
Along with the expansion of servers to accommodate SEA players better, Wargaming.net will also provide local language translations to the four countries mentioned, and local support for events and in-game special events will be available in the near future.
Wargaming.net CEO, Viktor Kislyi described “˜World of Tanks’ simply as like Counter-Strike but using tanks! The tanks in the game are based on historical research of more than 150 World War tanks, ranging from American, German, Russian, French and Chinese. Taking precision characteristic of tanks from its Appearance, Firepower, Speed, Armor or Aiming abilities, the gameplay is very flexible as every tank has its advantage and disadvantages.
Victor Kislyi also said that the gameplay is very easy as the concept of using a tank is very simple to grasp. Getting in-game items is achievable even if you keep on losing, maintaining the level of enthusiasm as each game only lasts an average of 5-10 minutes. Also, the CEO highlighted that compared to other MMOs, World of Tanks is based on history where males ages 12-45 are the main audience, as compared to fantasy based MMOs and their mythical creatures only targetting a smaller age group.
Too see more of World of Tanks, please watch this 2011 Teaser.
World of Tanks Minimum Requirements:
- Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7
- Processor (CPU): Single Core 2.2GHz or higher
- Memory (RAM): 1.5GB for Windows XP / 2GB for Windows Vista/7
- Videocard : GeForce 6800GT with 256 RAM / ATI X800 with 256 RAM
- Hard Disk Space: 3.5 GB
- Internet Connection Speed: 128kbps
Interested? You may download and play World of Tanks. It’s free!
Lastly, Kislyi highlighted that the gameplay of World of Tanks is purely server based, unlike other MMOs where some calculations are done in the player’s side making it vulnerable to hacks / bots. A very nice move for World of Tanks as cheats like “œaim bots” or “œworld vision hacks” are rampant causes of players quitting certain games.
That’s it for now, we will post a review of the game itself next time.
Editor’s note: This post is contributed by Eason de Guzman with some slight revisions by the editor. Eason is a technology enthusiast who always try to get the latest gadgets without getting broke. He’s also into KPOP, making a point into dressing like a KPOP artist and usually has a hand on KPOP related events in the country.