World of Tanks surpasses 5 million registered players

Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley has announced its World of Tanks MMO has surpassed 5 million registered players.

The free-to-play WWII MMO is about to celebrate its first birthday, and the firm, obviously, couldn’t be more pleased.

“We didn’t expect World of Tanks would become this popular,” said CEO Victor Kislyi. “The game’s success has given us [the] confidence we needed to continue our expansion into the world of online wargames.”

During its first year online, the gate set many a peak concurrent user record and eventually set a Guiness World Record for having 91,311 simultaneous player connections.

The game went live in the US and Europe earlier this year.

Thanks, Massively.