War Thunder, which will enter a free-to-play format later this year, is now available for Xbox One. The cross-platform war ground between land, sea and air comes in three purchasable packs, which start at £15.99/19,99€, each with their own unique vehicle, decals and player titles.
With over 1,000 military vehicles to choose from, the MMO takes place across 80 maps that have been created from real-life battle scenarios across our history. Playable in both PvP or PvE, War Thunder will appeal to those after an intense battle against other players online or for those wanting to partake in historical campaigns.
With land and air squared away, War Thunder Naval Battles is the last piece of the puzzle for Gaijin Entertainment, with Xbox One players able to get access right away, while PlayStation 4 and PC players need to be owners of a Naval Pack for access to the closed beta.
War Thunder is currently in development for the PC and PS4, but Gaijin Entertainment’s Pavel Kulikov has spoken out about Microsoft’s requirement for Free-to-Play games on the Xbox consoles and why the game will not make its way on the Xbox One.
In a recent interview with n3rdabl3, Kulikov quoted the following:
Until Microsoft will change its policies about free-to-play model (forcing everyone to buy Gold membership for multiplayer) and cross-platform play, War Thunder won’t be possible on Xbox One. I want to point out that this has nothing to do with hardware – Xbox One is a very potent machine and is quite capable of running our game.
War Thunder is in beta which is proving to be somewhat popular, so it comes as a shame that such a hit will make its way on the PS4, but not the Xbox One. However, we reported earlier this week that Project Spark from Team Dakota is a free-to-play game for the Xbox One that does not require any subscription for Gold membership…
…so, can Microsoft pick and choose what does or does not require a subscription, is Pavel Kulikov just being lazy and talking crap?
Who knows – but if you’re expecting War Thunder to hit the Xbox One in the near future, don’t bother getting your hopes up! Instead let’s watch the trailer for something you might never play below!