Since 1998, Belarus-based Wargaming.net
has developed and shipped 13 games including the Massive Assault
series, Order of War
, and most recently, World of Tanks
. According to a new press release, the dev team is aiming to replicate WoT's
success with a new free-to-play title called World of Warplanes
Aviation is the big draw, of course, and Wargaming.net
indicates that the title will feature aircraft and scenarios dating from the 1930s through the 1950s (a watershed period in aviation history that saw rapid technological advances spurred on by World War II and the Korean conflict).
Details on the game are a bit light at this point, but we're expecting (and hoping for) something similar to World of Tanks
in terms of a balance between simulation and traditional MMO gameplay. We'll be bringing you more on World of Warplanes
throughout its development process.