World of Tanks Xbox 360 launches next week

After half a year of testing, with varying amounts of openness, the Xbox 360 edition of World of Tanks is finally set to launch. Publisher Wargaming today announced its free-to-play multiplayer tank 'em up will trundle out next Wednesday, February 12. The beta servers came down last week, and everyone's progress was wiped.

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After half a year of testing, with varying amounts of openness, the Xbox 360 edition of World of Tanks is finally set to launch. Publisher Wargaming today announced its free-to-play multiplayer tank 'em up will trundle out next Wednesday, February 12. The beta servers came down last week, and everyone's progress was wiped.

It'll launch with tanks from only a few nations--the United States, Germany, and United Kingdom--wargaming plans to roll out more tanks and nations over time. The game's supported by optional microtransactions to speed up the grind of unlocking and upgrading tanks.

It'll require Xbox Live Gold membership to play, as Microsoft dictates, and Wargaming is none too pleased with that. Still, it'll offer seven days' free trial for Live Silver members to kick the tracks and see if they fancy ponying up to play.

World of Tanks has been staggeringly successful on PC, racking up over 75 million registered accounts. While Wargaming won't say how many of those are active, in January the Russian servers alone set a new concurrent users record of over 1,114,000.

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    February 4, 2014 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, World of Tanks Xbox 360 launches next week.

    After half a year of testing, with varying amounts of openness, the Xbox 360 edition of World of Tanks is finally set to launch. Publisher Wargaming today announced its free-to-play multiplayer tank 'em up will trundle out next Wednesday, February 12. The beta servers came down last week, and everyone's progress was wiped.

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      February 4, 2014 7:31 AM

      what did you think Kodiak? is it worth playing on the xbox?

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        February 4, 2014 7:37 AM

        I played a bit in the beta, it's ok. I never played the PC version so I don't know how it compares. Grinding out the next tier of tanks became a little old IMO but it's fun to play every so often.

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          February 4, 2014 8:09 AM

          I and a handful of other shackers love the PC version. I'm worried about how the controls would be after playing via mouse+keyboard for so long

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            February 4, 2014 8:14 AM

            Controls are about as good as you can get.

            Think you can either have a Battlefield style control scheme (left trigger/bumper for forward/reverse). Or the default. Think there's a "lefty" config too.

            So right now i just use the left thumbstick for forward/turning/reverse. Left trigger for sniper view. Right trigger to shoot.
            right bumper tap = auto aim (it's terrible) and holding right bumper + moving right stick around = free look.
            left bumper = communication wheel.
            click left stick = cruise control.

            x/y/b are your consumables.

            The one thing that still annoys me, is that from time to time the camera orientation and reverse/left/right controls can get flipped on you. There is an option to change this in the controls but it honestly don't work too well. They've tried to fix this numerous times in the beta (it use to be fucking horrible, leading you to die when all you meant to do was back up, but nope... some reason your tank decided to turn), but it still happens on certain tanks from time to time with the camera control. It's mildly annoying.

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        February 4, 2014 8:09 AM

        Yea the improvements they've made over the past 6 months has been quite amazing.

        It is slightly different than the PC version.

        Playing again this weekend was some serious bullshit. Everyone got a T14 and a Ram II tank. So it was pretty much no fun playing in any other tank because people were just going out seal clubbing in those things. Not only that, but a lot of people that are playing right now were people that maybe played the beta for like 4 games and said "fuck it" and they've all come back. The amount of retardation is quite extremely high.

        Funny thing now that people have better tanks, you see all these retarded kids in t14's trying to be superheroes and just driving out blindly into the middle of 5 tanks and getting blown up real quick. Yea douchebags, that worked against tier 3 tanks. Not tier 6 and 7's.

        I won't be surprised when i log on later that there will be someone in tier 9. I knew a lot of people that literally bought their way past the M3 Lee towards the t29.
        Apparently I was one of the first people in the game to get a fully upgraded Chaffee :)

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          February 4, 2014 8:12 AM

          yeah now you're talking about regular PC-based matches lol. I'm definitely going to give it a go just to see how it compares.

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            February 4, 2014 8:17 AM

            You'll absolutely HATE the package upgrade system. No one likes it in the beta either. We all wanted to individually upgrade the tank's parts. Want the 76k kick ass gun for your vk36 and the best engine upgrade? Tough shit, want the better engine and armor? you get the 88 (which they nerfed months ago. Cunts).

            yep, some of the packages are absolutely retard

            That's probably the biggest difference between the PC and the 360. Oh yea, also no leveling up of crews/perks.

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              February 4, 2014 8:23 AM

              oh well fuck that may make me not bother.. that sounds idiotic

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                February 4, 2014 8:26 AM

                I think they said that they will have crews/perks in at a later time. Much like the rest of the nations. Hell, not even ALL the british tanks are available. So far it's just the TDs' and Heavies. No arty or light tanks for the brits yet.

                I'm not putting up much of a hope for having individual upgrades for the tanks.

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              February 4, 2014 9:51 AM

              god, that's so terrible. so with the m4 sherman you can't use top config + 105mm, you're forced into the 76?

              with the su-152 and isu-152 i just rolled around with the 152mm derps instead of the 122mm intermediate/'upgrade' guns

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      February 4, 2014 8:25 AM

      oh btw Alice....

      the game was 100% released for the canadian marketplace. The release date in the story is for everyone else.

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      February 4, 2014 8:29 AM

      Nice. Played this a lot on and off during the beta and the last week. Anyone who's interested should come play, it's fun.