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Wargaming celebrates 15 year anniversary with multiple announcements

2 Aug 2013  by   Tim McDonald
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World of Warplanes (2)

Wargaming have apparently been going for 15 years, which surprises me because I thought they opened in 1998. Still, temporal confusion hasn’t stopped them from making a few large announcements.

First: they’re opening a new office in Texas, which will be “responsible for the coordination, analysis, management, and support of the company’s design and production processes,” and will “help streamline communication between its teams and global studios.” Which is so intensely boring I nearly fell asleep writing it.

Second: they’re officially announced the acquisition of the Total Annihilation and Master of Orion IPs, which is stuff we already knew about. Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi did at least confirm that the team are “more than willing to give a new lease of life to these games most of us grew up playing,” I suppose. That might be interesting if you thought they were just going to buy the IPs and then never touch them.

I’m assuming you’re after something that’s actually new, and possibly playable, though. How about some British planes for World of Warplanes? Will that do you? Welp, there’s not much in the way of details, but there is a nice new trailer and the press release mentions the Spitfire, the Blenheim F, and the Javelin. British planes will apparently be coming before launch, and the trailer contains a look at a fair few more than those mentioned.

Trailer below. It also gets a special mention for using The Prodigy’s Spitfire as the backing music. Well played, Wargaming. Well played.

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