War Thunder coming free to PS4 at launch, new gameplay trailer released

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:41 GMT By Brenna Hillier

As promised, Gaijin Entertainment released the first PS4 gameplay footage of free-to-play aerial combat MMO War Thunder at gamescom 2014. Check it out through the break

The PlayStation 4 version of the free-to-play sim arrives when the console launches in November, and will support cross-platform play with the PC version, which is currently in open beta.

“The age old battle between who rocks more, console or computer gamers, now has arena for it to take place. War Thunder for the PlayStation 4 is cross-platform compatible allowing for computer and console fans to battle it out for gaming supremacy,” Gaijin CEO Anton Yudintsev said.

“Just think of it, more than hundred planes, tanks and ships – all fighting on the same map. We look forward to seeing our 3 million plus online community take to the skies, or prowl on the ground to do battle in War Thunder accompanied by PS4 users.”

War Thunder on PS4 will have over 300 historically accurate WWII military vehicles available at launch, with more to come; the PS4 will receive all updates as the PC version does. The MMO boasts co-op, single-player and the flagship MMO battles, and the PS4 version has some exclusive features like head-tracking thanks to the PlayStation Eye camera and easy streaming and video sharing, as well as some exclusive content.

A Mac version is also expected to go into beta shortly, and Oculus Rift support is in the works.