During this year’s gamescom, we had the opportunity to have a little chat with the developers from Wargaming about their future plans for their popular game behemoths World of Tanks and World of Warships, as well as some other side projects.
Starting with Tanks, the first thing they announced is a celebration event for 100 years of tank story. In that manner, PC, consoles and mobile devices will get a separate event focusing on the MARK I that entered the fields of battle a hundred years ago. Sadly, PC players won’t get to actually drive the MARK I, but even just escorting this famous vehicle provides the gameplay with some kind of royalty.
Additionally, Swedish tanks will soon join the ranks of an already vast roster. There is also a slight disapproval towards auto-loading cannons, which certainly cause a lot of ruckus during Waffenträger times, so the Swedish tanks will probably not include those. Big console updates are also heading our way with improved graphics such as weather and new maps. To our surprise, they announced a coaching program to help newer players to improve by adding live tips or recommendations during a game.
Moving on to Warships, they announced a certain ship a lot of players have been waiting for – the Bismarck finally joins the seas. Also very exciting are the English ships which will also be added. In case people wonder why Tanks seem to get new maps after maps, designing a new warships map is more difficult given that the sea is mostly empty. Thus it takes more time to come up with new ideas not just using random groups of islands.
Last but not least, we got a sneak peak at two new games Wargaming will publish but did not develop. Hybrid Wars will be a top-down futuristic shooter. Nothing new, many will say, but it certainly looks very enjoyable and is the perfect game to just pick up and play. The second game is called Gods & Glory which will be a mobile device strategy/RPG game. Judging from how flooded the market for this type of game is, we will have to wait to see how this one will turn out when it comes out.
If any of you are playing Wargaming games, then you will certainly notice that good times lie ahead. They seem very passionate about their work with World of Tanks and World of Warships, as well as the new projects showed at gamescom.