|Wargaming.net CEO claims World of Tanks was dismissed as "cheap Asian stuff"|
|Posted: 13.08.2012 16:44 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 6|
Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi made some inflammatory comments today at GDC Europe, stating that the reason his studio had to self-publish World of Tanks was that major publishers dismissed his simulator MMO as "cheap Asian stuff".
According to Kiskyi, "They were very arrogant. There were a number of things it was called. It was described as cheap, Asian stuff. And things worse than that."
"When this boxed business dies off, you know who's going to pay for your advertising?" Kislyi then boasted. "Us."
Wargaming.net's business has been so good, the studio went from 120 workers to over 1000, which is a reverse of the current trend of layoffs in most of the industry. Kislyi says they still don't have enough employees, saying, "We are stretched, and hiring like crazy."
The 8.0 update for World of Tanks will overhaul the physics of the game. There is no release date for it yet.