World of Warships' E3 trailer shows how to ride out, and fight against, the storm

Developer Wargaming shared a new cinematic trailer for its upcoming massively multiplayer online naval warfare title, World of Warships, detailing how the titular ships fare in a storm against the waves — and each other. The trailer above, called "The Storm," shows American battleships the USS North Carolina, USS Fletcher and the USS Somers destroyers up against the Japanese Aoba cruiser and Fubuki destroyer in a raging storm. This shows just one of the kind of battles players will engage in while playing Warships. In August 2011, Wargaming announced World of Warships as World of Battleships in August 2011. One year later the name was changed to Warships. The MMO — which entered closed alpha testing in fall 2013 — will be similar in gameplay to Wargaming's other vehicular combat MMOs,...


World of Warships' first video diary delves into historical research behind the MMO

The first developer diary for Wargaming's World of Warships details the sea-based action players can expect from the developer's upcoming massively multiplayer online title. In the video above, developers discuss the historical research going into World of Warships' production. The game will include a wide range of World War II-era vehicles for players to take to the ocean with, including  battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers and destroyers — though not submarines, as they don't fit the developers' gameplay vision. World of Warships was announced as World of Battleships in August 2011. The name was changed one year later and entered closed alpha testing in fall 2013. The game will maintain the in-game credits currency system from Wargaming's other vehicular battling MMOS, World of...


World of Warships trailer demonstrates grand naval destruction

The first trailer for Wargaming's free-to-play multiplayer online game, World of Warships, features a montage of cannons, torpedoes and air squadrons obliterating giant warships. The United States and Japan will be playable factions at launch and ship classes will include Battleships/Battlecruisers, Aircraft Carriers, Cruisers Light/Cruisers Heavy and Destroyers. The game will release with several multiplayer modes such as a World of Tanks-like "capture the base" mode. World of Warships will enter beta phase testing later this year. Last month, Wargaming released a set of screenshots detailing the USS New Mexico, which fought in the Atlantic and Pacific naval campaigns during World War II. Wargaming announced earlier that it plans to remove all "pay-to-win" elements from its...


World of Tanks founder warns console makers of the risk of ignoring free-to-play

By 2015 the free-to-play market is expected to be $9.25 billion ... in the U.S. alone. Wargaming founder Victor Kislyi's speech at the DICE summit this week centered on how to carve a little space out of that blossoming game space. He also took a moment to warn current console manufacturers that they ignore the trend at their own peril. "They keep their own prejudice and they keep to their old ways," he said. "If they keep holding to their old way, single player box ideas they may pretty well drop. "I hope they are wise and smart people and will have a chance to come back. I believe in this, which is why we were so happy to announce the acquisition of Day 1 studios in December to venture into console space." Kislyi knows what he speaks of. Fifteen years ago Kislyi launched...

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