Obsidian Entertainment's Armored Warfare is a free-to-play multiplayer tank game

Obsidian Entertainment is taking a slight departure from their RPG wheelhouse and announcing a free-to-play multiplayer tank game called Armored Warfare.

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Obsidian Entertainment is best known as an RPG developer, with South Park: The Stick of Truth their most recent game. The developer has another project in the works for publisher My.com, and it's quite a departure from their wheelhouse. Obsidian has announced Armored Warfare, a free-to-play team-based multiplayer tank combat game for PC.

Armored Warfare will give players control of giant tanks, but shifts the scene to a more modern era. All of the game's tanks will come from 1950 to the modern day and even toss in some metal monstrosities that are being designed for the near-future. The game will feature modern-day settings and fully destructible environments for both PvE and PvP play. It'll also include a number of customization options that can be upgraded through a player's career.

"Armored Warfare gives players two deep levels of upgrading and progression through a huge array of both military vehicles and their own personal military base, each giving players a diverse and wide-ranging path of strategies,” said project director Richard Taylor.

Armored Warfare is aiming to go into closed beta later in 2014. Sign-ups are available now on the game's website.

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    March 20, 2014 6:05 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Obsidian Entertainment's Armored Warfare is a free-to-play multiplayer tank game.

    Obsidian Entertainment is taking a slight departure from their RPG wheelhouse and announcing a free-to-play multiplayer tank game called Armored Warfare.

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      March 20, 2014 7:39 AM

      Sure I'll bite.

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      March 20, 2014 7:43 AM

      Nifty! All the stuff that World of Tanks won't touch. And hey, I'd love to see Obsidian w/ a F2P cash cow.

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        March 20, 2014 8:11 AM

        yeah, this game doesn't interest me at all, but if it's a consistent source of income for other more ambitious projects, then great!

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      March 20, 2014 8:04 AM

      I'll give it a shot. The mechanics in WoT leave a lot to be desired.

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      March 20, 2014 8:15 AM

      I love tanks so I'll definitely give it a shot.. but I always thought that WoT stayed away from modern weapons because when everyone gets things like depleted uranium shells it becomes one-shot slugfests

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        March 20, 2014 6:05 PM

        Beast...I am extremely disappointed.

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          March 20, 2014 6:08 PM

          sure sure, leave me for Titanfall and then come back just to slap me. I see how it is

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          March 20, 2014 6:09 PM

          I am disappointed that you are not driving an ST-I!

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      March 20, 2014 8:18 AM

      It would be awesome if the link to sign up worked.

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        March 20, 2014 8:32 AM

        That's the link and it was live last night. For whatever reason, it's been taken down.