Gaijin Entertainment has announced that a naval battle mode will be coming to their WWII MMO War Thunder, allowing players to now emulate battles on land, sea and air.
Naval battles will be available first as a closed beta with attendees of Cologne’s Gamescom 2016 being able to get the first hands-on by visiting the War Thunder booth.
“The high level of realism is one of the key design features of War Thunder,” said creative director Kirill Yudintsev, Gaijin Entertainment. “Vehicles are as close to their real-life counterparts as possible. Classic large ship battles during the war were contests of patience and planning, where engagements could last from several hours to several days. In War Thunder, where all kinds of vehicles fight in one battle and players can control aircraft, tanks and ships, it is not possible to change the size of the ships or make time run faster, as everything needs to remain consistent.”
“Our internal testing showed that battles with large battleships were too long and slow or required design changes that made ships entirely unrealistic,” Yudintsev continued. “For this reason, we are leading with fast attack-based craft, which is rarely reproduced in games. Ships, that are more suitable for the formula of our game. These fast, agile and dangerous “Knights of the Sea” are worthy contenders for aircraft and tanks on the ground.”
Invited players and those who purchase one of two Starter packs with unique ships, will be able to join the closed testing as soon as the testing phase begins later this year. You can keep up to date with the latest news about the upcoming beta on War Thunder’s dev blog.
Source: God is Geek