The incredibly popular free-to-play PC game “World of Tanks” is coming to the PlayStation 4, and like its mobile predecessor, the game will be free-to-play. The game will have some exclusive features for the console that aren’t in the mobile version and will be free for anyone to try out, even if they don’t have a PS Plus membership.
Fans have 350 tanks to choose from and blow up other tanks with, according to the official PlayStation Blog. There are five different classes of tanks in the game, each meant to fit a style that the player prefers, so one tank might be stronger or faster than the other one.
While the game is free-to-play for those without a PS Plus account, those who do have one will get an exclusive tank, exclusive camouflage and three days of Premium Account time and discounted purchases, according to IGN. Additionally, PS4 owners will get two exclusive maps for a limited time once they download the game.
The game’s multiplayer will reportedly be massive, as it will have 30-player tank battles. So far, no multiplayer modes or matches have been named, but the promise of 30 tanks taking each other on in combat does sound very promising.
This isn’t the first time "World of Tanks” has made its way into an entirely new platform. The free-to-play tank simulator had actually debuted on the Xbox 360 first, before coming to the Xbox One and eventually the PlayStation 4.
So far, the PS4 version of “World of Tanks” doesn’t have a release date yet, though the developers are working on it. Currently, PS4 users who are interested in trying the game out can register in the official site for the upcoming beta test for the PS4.
“World of Tanks” became so popular that a mobile spinoff was soon made, called “War of Tanks: Blitz.” It is identical to the PC version gameplay-wise but only has 100 tanks instead of 350.
PC users who like the idea of 30-player tank warfare can download the game for free right now. The game is also free for the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.