Is the World War II aviation-based MMO market big enough to support multiple titles? We'll soon find out, as Gaijin Entertainment
has just announced its upcoming World of Planes
MMO (not to be confused with Wargaming.net's World of Warplanes
title, which took a bow
earlier this month).
Gaijin's press release calls World of Planes
a "flying simulation game
," and the company will be drawing on its previous genre experience thanks to titles like Wings of Prey
and Wings of Luftwaffe
. According to the new World of Planes
website, the game will feature "hundreds of historically accurate planes
" and "flying skills that can be honed and improved with each mission
." The site also hints at ground- and sea-based combat along with co-op missions, solo play, and a realistic damage model.
The game will operate under a free-to-play business model, and you'll want to check out our screenshot gallery below before heading to the official World of Planes
website to sign up for beta.