is the reigning king of free-to-play, with its flagship title World of Tanks
sitting pretty at 60 million registered users
and holding the world record for player concurrency
. One wouldn't necessarily expect MMO gamers to be drawn to a game where the only physical manifestation of the player is a massive tank, but World of Tanks
has surged into popularity and left more than a few industry assumptions crumpled under its treads.
Fueled by this success, Wargaming.net
now seeks to expand its legacy by releasing two new games based on the World of Tanks
formula. One is the mysterious World of Warships
, which has yet to make any sort of official appearance, and the other is World of Warplanes
, which is winding down its extended beta phase and soaring ever-closer to its September 26th release date
. Together, the three games will theoretically form a perfect union of land, sea, and air combat steeped in historical accuracy and intense action.
We hopped into the World of Warplanes
beta to see how the aerial portion of Wargaming.net's vision is shaping up, and to find out once and for all if we were truly ace material.