About World Of Warplanes
World of Warplanes is the flight combat MMO action game set in the Golden Age of military aviation. The game continues the armored warfare theme marked in the highly-acclaimed World of Tanks and will throw players into a never-ending tussle for air dominance.
Based purely on aircraft setting, World of Warplanes will allow players to build full-scale careers of virtual pilots offering machines of several key eras, staring from 1930's with biplanes and up to Korean War jet fighters that led the way to modern air forces.
World of Warplanes - Gamescom 2011 Debut Trailer
World of Warplanes will feature a wide range of warbirds, each of them unique in their effectiveness and behavior. Virtual pilots will choose from three main warplane classes - single-engine light fighters capable of engaging enemies in close dogfights, heavy fighters with their deadly straight attacks, and strafing aircrafts, the fearsome threat for ground targets.
Every plane will feature multiple variations of ammo types, engines, and other crucial modules, and their various combinations will allow to pick the optimal configuration for the most effective behavior in combat.
World of Warplanes will be in closed beta by the end of the year, and open beta by early next year, with a target of launching in Q3 or Q4.
Key Game Features
Set in the period from World War II to Vietnam War (1961-1973), World of Warplanes will feature around 60 airplanes from Germany, USSR, and USA, with British and Japanese planes to be added with the further content updates. New branches and new planes will be added gradually over the process of development.
In World of Warplanes, except a pilot, no machine gunner or bombardier is required in a warplane. Abandoning the traditional perspective in flight games, World of Warplanes allows players to freely switch between the first and third perspective and look around from the warplane tail.
Aside from keyboard and mouse, players can also use joysticks and rocking levers in the game. What's more, a signpost system and auto-driving system are integrated so as to help players get familiar with the game more quickly.
Similar to World of Tanks, World of Warplanes offers every player a garage and each plane is equipped with a paramedic. By means of earning Exp and Gold in combat, players can research and purchase advanced ammunitions, engines and new planes, and upgrade paramedics.
According to the development team, no campaign quests or pilot career mode has been designed, but the guild level system in World of Tanks is likely to be applied to World of Warplanes.
In World of Warplanes, every map covers 15 square kilometers on average and game rooms are adopted like in World of Tanks. Currently, the game supports 15 vs. 15 combats at most, so no large-scale battles will be available in the game. Apart from in aerial combats, players are required to cooperate with one another to occupy, destroy or defend strongholds, escort others, etc. In addition to planes controlled by players, some ground and aerial AI units will show up in the game.
Official website: www.worldofwarplanes.com.
Related game developed by Wargaming.net: World of Tanks.