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World of Tanks and the Xbox One?

Wargaming is considering the idea of bringing World of Tanks to the Xbox One once the console's user base increases enough.

World of Tanks is, for a lack of a better phrase, "kind of a big deal."  The game has over 77 million registered PC users from around the world and soon the game will be making the jump from PC to the Xbox 360.  While the Xbox 360 version has yet to be released, the developers are already considering the move to the Xbox One market as well.

During an interview at Gamescom, Victor Kislyi, the CEO of Wargaming,  spoke about the possibility of a next-gen version of World of Tanks.  The possibility of course depends heavily on whether or not the market for an Xbox One version of World of Tanks is desired by gamers.

"I see no reason why we won't eventually do next-gen," said Kisyli, "But first, let them come out.  Second, let them have a meaningful user base."

It will be interesting to see how many players are supported in each match on Xbox Live.

Having a dedicated user base is important to Wargaming because World of Tanks will continue to be a free-to-play title when it launches onto the console scene.  With any free-to-play title, having dedicated users increases the possibility that company will be able to earn money for their game.  The same idea will apply to World of Tanks if it is going to make the leap into next-gen gaming as well.

"On the PC, we have 77 million registered users worldwide," said Kislyi. "More than 75 percent of our players never pay us anything.  We only monetize a small percentage who deliberately, from time to time, give us something in the range of the price of a movie ticket.  So one million, say, is not enough of a user base for a free-to-play game.  However, let them come out.  There are no tangible restrictions."

World of Tanks will need to have a rather large following from the Xbox One community to make the the jump to next-gen worth the investment for Wargaming.  Being that many players do not buy into any of the "premium" content, Wargaming will want the largest consumer base possible to make releasing the game worth their while.  The Xbox 360 version will give Wargaming an idea as to how well a console version of World of Tanks will do, and will also help them gauge the market for an Xbox One version as well.

The Xbox 360 version of World of Tanks is set to release in Summer 2013 and that means that the release date could be any day now if the date does not get pushed back.  From the gameplay trailer, the Xbox 360 version looks to match the PC version well and could open a new market for Wargaming.  Possibly, a market that will expand into the next-gen era but only time will tell.

Published Aug. 26th 2013
  • NEO_5547
    Bring it to the One! The $$ will come
  • Dean Murphy
    I actually regret my decision of scrapping my 360 for the xbox one. The only reason for that is because i can no longer play World of Tanks. I miss blasting the enemy in my Jagdpanzer E-100. I miss torchering heavies in my Luchs. I miss my E-75 with its mighty 128mm gun. I miss the whole damn game.

    Xbox Ones users are too low? If you brought World of Tanks to Xbox One that will change very quickly. I dont know about you guys but i dont have 3 grand to invest in a gaming computer....im sure im not the only one.... My windows 7 explodes when i even attempt to play (and thats the lowest setting!)

    Wargaming. Me and the rest of the poor guys and gals that are missing our beloved World of Tanks experiance because A: Not everyone has a gaming computer. And B: xbox 360 more or less became out dated and we want our next gens Halo's and our next gen Call of Duties etc. (but not as much as we want our World of Tanks of course) would absolutely praise Lord baby Jesus if you brought World of Tanks to Xbox One. Hell. Wed even praise Wargaming to for granting the wishes of starving tankers on Xbox One. Will i by gold and specials? Hell yes. Will i buy all of them? Look im nice but my pockets arent that deep.

    Wargaming please, im most certainly begging (id be on my knees but that'd be weird), please bring World of Tanks to Xbox One!
  • freddy stoutmyre
    How is it that xbox 1 don't have world of tanks.
  • thumpppper
    I would love to see world of tanks hit xbox one would pay 100.oo$ for game it would be the best thing that could ever happen in gameing lets get the ball rolling
  • WGA_Jasysae_PL
    Hello :)

    Awesome that you like World Of Tanks on Xbox360 Don't forget to join us at World Of Tanks Xbox 360 forums http://forum.wt360e(dot)com/ and let us know what you think

    Happy playing!


    Wargaming PL Ambassador Jasysae
  • Courtney Gamache
    Featured Contributor
    It'll be so exciting if it comes out on a console, especially a next-gen! I have so many friends that love World of Tanks, and they'll be so happy about this. I might even have to try it out for myself if it comes out on Xbox 360. :)
  • MyNameIsProjekt
    Columnist
    I really look forward to trying it out on Xbox 360. The release date says August but I don't see them making that deadline now. I think the beta is still going on if I'm not mistaken. I applied to take part in it to get an early access look at it but nothing has come of it yet. Still excited for it though! I've heard a lot of good things about World of Tanks and hopefully the Xbox crowd will really enjoy it.

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