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World of Tanks to “eventually” come to Xbox One once the console version gets a “meaningful user base”

Friday, 23rd August 2013 16:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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.

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10 Comments

  1. eaglerapida13

    very good

    #1 1 year ago
  2. ScouseSte

    patch the input lag.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ps3fanboy

    they put a free2play game behind a pay wall… only happen at mickey$ofts, LOL!

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Sylrissa

    @3 Guessing that is you Beta, sounds like the usual thing you say, what happen did your other account get banned?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. PS4FANB0Y

    @3 – U-R-A-Pee-Pee, are you buying a Sony Ouya (aka PMS4)?

    @4 – When do we get World of Tanks? Oh well… I guess till then I’ll be busy playing Asteroids Remix on my $400 PMS4!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. wally10975

    @6 we get War Thunder

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Javinator

    The fact that Sonys own President fell asleep at the Sony conference shows how boring it was:
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-23-sony-exec-shuhei-yoshida-falls-asleep-during-gamescom-playstation-panel

    PS4=Sony Ouya

    #7 1 year ago
  8. PS4FANB0Y

    @8 – Poor guy, if only he had a 3DS to keep him entertained.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Gekidami

    If the platform allowed cross platform play he wouldnt even need to think about that kind of stuff.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Unknown_Gamer

    There most be something wrong with this community , a person who copied other user name and pretend to be the Anti-sony guy and the others have their own job for M$ to Praise them

    Too much stupidity in VG247

    #10 1 year ago

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