After one year, World of Tanks surpasses 24 million registered players; anniversary trailer inside
Today, the popular MMO action title, World of Tanks, celebrates the first anniversary of its launch in America and Europe. And boy, what a year it was.
Since launch, the game has garnered over 24 million registered players worldwide, making it one of the fastest-growing MMOs currently out there. To celebrate this achievement, developer and publisher Wargaming.net released the following statistics.
Between April 12 2011 and 2012, players have participated in over 350 million battles, fired more than 75 billion shells (48 billion of which were direct hits), and destroyed over 8 billion armored vehicles. To sum up, the last year has been filled up to the armpits with vehicular carnage.
Here, to celebrate the occasion, is the World of Tanks One-Year Anniversary Trailer for your viewing pleasure.
"Our growth over the last year has been nothing short of amazing," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net. "A year ago, no one in the company could possibly imagine that World of Tanks would have skyrocketed like this. As the growth dynamics shows, this game isn’t slowing down anytime soon. We have massive expectations for the upcoming year, and we’ll continue to drive game development that will keep our player engaged and excited."
Fun fact: World of Tanks holds the Guinness World Record for "Most Players Online Simultaneously on One MMO Server", having reached 91,311 concurrent players on its Russian server on January 23, 2011. Since then, the game has broken its record several times, and currently supports over 450,000 players on one server. As Darth Vader would have put it: "Impressive, most impressive."
Source: Wargaming.net press release
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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