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World of Tanks

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Wargaming.net
Release Date: April 12, 2011

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'World of Tanks' Integrates Vivox Voice Chat

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. PST

In World of Tanks 30-player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles. The game features more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War: light, medium, heavy and super heavy tanks, tank destroyers, self-propelled howitzers and rocket artillery. The game includes American, German and Soviet tanks.

World Of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

Ride the legendary Tiger tank, or choose the fast-and-furious Soviet T-34, practice your sharp-shooting skills with the American 155mm M40 Gun Motor Carriage or try experimental/prototype machines such as the Germany's monstrous Maus tank. A Player can have an endless number of tanks in "garage", and all machines can be upgraded in dozens of ways: better turrets, chassis, guns, engines, radios, various ammunition types, plus tank crew members can be leveled up as well.

A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.

But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World Of Tanks, it's all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!

The game offers fast random battles featuring various modes, historic mini-campaigns, tourneys and epic Clan Wars on a global map, where mighty clans fight for hundreds of provinces employing grand strategy, diplomacy and economic power. Besides individual tank-ace skills, World Of Tanks requires team work and a fine balance between light and heavy armor. World Of Tanks gives you thousands of ways of building your Steel Empire and manifesting the indisputable authority of TANK POWER!

“When creating World of Tanks it was critical for us to include voice communication capabilities. With proven scalability, numerous live integrations, and best in class quality - partnering with Vivox was an easy decision,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net. “Vivox Voice makes the gaming experience more natural and helps execute our vision of promoting teamwork. Players will be able to collaborate on battle plans and communicate during combat in the quickest, most intuitive way possible - speech - and Vivox delivers it the best.”

Vivox Voice will let World of Tanks players talk to each other both during the game and prior to combat when compiling a team in the lobby. The voice capabilities are built into the game interface seamlessly so players will be able to interact easily and naturally during tank battles all without having to leave the game or use a 3rd party application. 

“Wargaming.net is breaking new ground in the gaming world with World of Tanks,” said Rob Seaver, founder and CEO of Vivox. “Not only does the game allow you to participate in massive tank battles while driving historically accurate machines, but you will be able to build and grow your vehicles into an unstoppable force. We are honored to be a part of this exciting new concept and look forward to witnessing the success of World of Tanks.”

Key Features:

  • The Ultimate Armored Warfare Experience: Dive into intense tank-on-tank combat to enjoy an amazing new battlefield experience with a balance of multiple genres. A unique blend of these "ingredients,” supported by top-notch graphics and stunning audiovisual effects, provides endless challenge and excitement:
    • Simulation: Authentic models and vehicle characteristics make you feel like a real tank commander taking part in a furious armored offensive.
    • RPG: Your armored steed isn't just a tin can on tracks - it’s a living, evolving mechanism that should be treated accordingly. Research your available upgrades and modifications to enhance its performance on the battlefield. 
    • Action: Take part in joint operations to spot, track, and destroy enemy units and engage in head-to-head duels where your speed and reaction time is as important as in any co-op shooter.
    • Strategy: There’s only one simple rule to follow - don't be a hero. Rally your comrades to devise a battle plan and assign roles, then move out and defeat your enemy on the field of honor.
  • Dynamic Combat System: New players jump into battle in less than a minute to take part in short, decisive combat actions designed to ensure fast and action-oriented warfare. As you are thrown onto the battlefield, you must be bold, decisive, and flexible to succeed in the maelstrom of iron and fire.
    Epic Tank Clashes: Intense battles with up to 60 combat vehicles unfold on enormous and detailed battlefields featuring a variety of terrain from open fields with hills and forests to deserts and industrial zones. The terrain offers a wide scope for tactical decisions from aggressive fast-paced thrusts to elaborate flanking operations and diversionary attacks.  
    Deep Squad-based Gameplay: Out to conquer the world? Then our highly addictive squad-based gameplay is your ultimate goal. Countless new lands and territories let you show off your teamwork - the key to victory. The distribution and timely accomplishment of tasks and objectives within your squad gives you a critical advantage over your disorganized rivals.

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