Wargaming: The Year In Review
“Wargaming has demonstrated sustainable growth and solid performance during 2012, mainly due to the success of our headliner — World of Tanks,” said Andrei Yarantsau, VP of Global Operations. “The tremendous success of World of Tanks has showcased that the company has developed a strong and reliable technological platform with an incredible amount of remaining potential. The result is that we’ll keep being able to provide top-notch online services and regular high quality content and updates.”
Wargaming substantially expanded its gamer community this year, seeing over 45 million virtual tankmen internationally in World of Tanks, plus setting a new simultaneous players record of over 600,000 gamers dueling at once on a single game server in Russia. World of Tanks has seen eight extensive updates, adding two new playable in-game nations, over 100 new tanks, and 10 new battle arenas. The game also entered the eSports arena officially at the WCG 2012 Grand Finals in Kunshan, China.
“We’ve made a huge step forward this year, as far as development workflow is concerned,” commented Michael Vatsovsky, EVP of Development. “We’ve introduced multiple updates for World of Tanks, and hands down, the 8.0 has been the most crucial of them all. It’s a huge milestone that’s made the game look and feel completely different. Player feedback has been absolutely positive, and this is what encourages us to move on and on.”
Wargaming has continued to work on World of Warplanes and World of Warships this year, with World of Warplanes in closed beta testing and the first official screenshot release of World of Warships, not yet available for public testing. Wargaming also announced the development of World of Tanks Generals, a browser-based title combining real-time strategy and collectible card gaming. The company also launched a new portal on Wargaming.net, which will eventually service all three titles on an integrated in-and-out-of-game platform.
Wargaming’s achievements have been recognized with numerous awards in 2012, including the Golden Joystick Award 2012 for Best MMO. The company continues to expand its team and development for continued growth in the MMO industry.
Games mentioned in this article
- World of Warships - Prepare to sink battleships in World of Battleships, a free-to-play war strategy game from Wargaming.
- World of Tanks Generals - Prepare your own army unit in World of Tanks Generals, an online card game based on World of Tanks and published by Wargaming.
- World of Tanks - World of Tanks is a 3D tank based MMO shooter where players take control of World War 2 era tanks. Gameplay is action packed, but requires teamwork and strategy
- World of Warplanes - Take a first look at World of Warplanes, an online strategy game from Wargaming.net featuring historically accurate planes and more.