War Thunder bringing free-to-play WW2 MMO dogfighting to PlayStation 4

Gaijin Entertainment's World War II-themed MMO War Thunder is coming to PlayStation 4. It will make its "console debut" later this year, which suggests that it may appear on the next Xbox after a period of exclusivity.

The PC original, currently in open beta, has "over 1.5 million" players, according to the publisher. The free-to-play game uses "Golden Eagles," an in-game currency that allows players to buy premium subscriptions, pilot licenses, and other additional game content. They can be purchased for real money, of course.

According to the announcement, "the power of PS4 will allow developers to include improved head-tracking system, easier socializing tools, smart and easy options to record, stream and share homemade gameplay videos and will have full support of PlayStation Cloud," a thing that hasn't really been formally announced yet (whoops).

Here's the teaser trailer: