Wargaming.net's World of Tanks
is different from your usual MMO, and it's not just because your avatar is 25 tons of steel and a large gun barrel instead of the standard orc or elf. Unlike most game makers, the World of Tanks
devs are quite open when it comes to their playerbase, freely divulging the number of registrations and active players in various regions around the world.
For example, the ongoing US/European closed beta test features 150,000 active players (and 200,000 registrations), while the Russian version of the title boasts 350,000 actives and a half million registered players. Taking a page from CCP's
has also released peak concurrent user numbers, which amount to 43,000 in Russia and just over 10,000 in the West.
"It's just the beginning of a global legend
. We see this game running for at least ten years in the West and Asia with tons of new content coming out every month
," says CEO Victor Kislyi
. You can find out more about World of Tanks
on the official website
, and don't forget to sign up
for the beta.