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.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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