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War Thunder Marches onto the PlayStation 4

Posted by Sammy Barker

Title targeting the 'leading next generation console'

War Thunder, the first-person military MMO from Gaijin Entertainment, will rocket onto the PlayStation 4 later this year. In a press release issued earlier today, the Russian developer revealed that it will be leveraging the “potent power” of Sony’s next generation console to redefine the series' rich military action.

"We're convinced that our cooperation with Sony will not only make the War Thunder franchise better, but it will give our fans a new level of gaming experience that will figuratively blow their mind," said Gaijin Entertainment’s creative director Kirill Yudintsev.

He added: "Partnering with Sony Computer Entertainment is the most natural progression for the War Thunder brand, from our hugely successful beginnings on PC with more than 1.5 million players, to our recent announcement that War Thunder is under development for mobile devices. We are excited to bring War Thunder to the leading next generation platform, the PS4.”

According to the developer, the impending release will boast improved head-tracking, enhanced social features, and support for the PlayStation Cloud. We’re not entirely sure what the latter is, but it’s certainly not the first time that we’ve heard about it. There’s a teaser trailer for the game embedded below.

User Comments (5)



Epic said:

Interesting it looks like FPS will still be the dominating genre for next gen with all this FPS announcements -_-.



get2sammyb said:

@Epic This seems to be vehicular focused, so should be something different. I think there's already lots of variety on the PS4, so I wouldn't worry about everything being an FPS.




Well these are the team behind IL2 and all of the spin off games that use the same engine, so that could be interesting. Birds of Prey was really good!

@Epic FPS only dominates in the charts- the big boys need the big games and they keep the cash rolling in. Also, if they weren't there, would there be many rallying so hard to push them aside for more thought provoking games?

Also, I don't really see them as dominating. Most people may stick to one big FPS, possibly dalliance into a more adventure centric, story driven single player one as they come along, but sports and 3rd person action titles still abount too.

And of course, indie-mania is taking hold (getting boring), but today's indie is tomorrow's PSN and so on . . .



Nikto said:

it's not an fps, it's not a standalone, and the teaser isn't about ps4.
great job at mixing stuff up here

it's a teaser for the upcoming addition of ground forces in the currently existing war thunder game on pc
the reveal that they're coming to ps4 is completely unrelated, though it will ofcourse have all the pc-features as those are released



Ginkgo said:

Birds of Prey is great, if ridiculously hard, but I guess flying a fighter jet is the war took some practice. If this is by the same mob, it might be interesting, I will look out for more info.

The teaser certainly tells you nothing.

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