Fri, Aug 23, 2013 | 16:41 BST
World of Tanks to “eventually” come to Xbox One once the console version gets a “meaningful user base”
World of Tanks is currently in beta on Xbox 360, and Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi has said the popular tank battler may head to Xbox One “eventually”.
Speaking with IGN at gamescom, Kislyi said the game will need to build up a user base first before making the next-gen leap.
“I see no reason why we won’t eventually do next-gen,” Kislyi said. “But first, let them come out. Second, let them get to a meaningful user base. In free-to-play, you have to have millions and millions of players.
“On the PC, we have 77 million registered users worldwide. More than 75% of our players never pay us anything. We monetize only a small percentage who deliberately, from time to time, give us something in the range of the price of a movie ticket. So one million, say, is not enough of a user base for a free-to-play game.
“However, let them come out. There are no tangible restrictions. We see no reason not to work with [Xbox One] in the future,” but we’re going to focus on polishing and releasing this one, see how it goes, see if we have any problems or challenges, and fix them. Free-to-play allows you do very fast iteration on the back end. That’s the beauty of free-to-play.
“When we nail this, we’ll talk with Microsoft about Xbox One.”
The World of Tanks beta on Xbox 360 is currently live in North America and Europe with access coming to other regions soon.