Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced the release of its highly anticipated free-to-play MMO action game World of Warplanes.
“The release of World of Warplanes marks a great moment for Wargaming, and we are extremely excited to offer players the next great chapter in our gaming universe,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. “Just as we did for World of Tanks, we’ll continue to grow and evolve World of Warplanes with new content, nations, aircraft and game modes to keep our players fully engaged and always eager to take to the skies.”
Over 4.5 million players have taken part in the game’s beta testing phase, providing the developers with invaluable feedback and input to help shape the title into the premier free-to-play aviation combat game. World of Warplanes is becoming part of the Wargaming.net universe, sharing a number of features with World of Tanks, including the launch of the Unified Premium Account system, which will allow players to share premium status benefits between the two titles.
As part of the game reset, all player progression during the testing phase is wiped in order to level the playing field and provide all players with a fresh start in World of Warplanes with a few exceptions. All rewards for alpha and beta test participation such as special gift planes, medals, and award emblems carry over. Furthermore, planes purchased from pre-order packages are credited at release and leftover tokens from beta are automatically converted to premium playing time.