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Xbox 360 version of World of Tanks now taking beta registration
Posted: 16.06.2013 15:19 by Comments: 16
Wargaming.net's free-to-play tank simulation MMO World of Tanks was announced for Xbox 360 at E3 2013, and now the developer is accepting beta registration for it.

Gamers can register to engage in the free beta here. Of course, an Xbox Live Gold account is required to play.

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By djole381 (SI Elite) on Jun 16, 2013
djole381
It's odd how you have to pay in order to play an otherwise free game.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 16, 2013
JonahFalcon
You're paying for servers, basically. Sony tried doing peer-to-peer, and that was a disaster for them, which is why the PS4 will require PSN Plus for online multiplayer, too.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Jun 16, 2013
djole381
I read somewhere that the Live Gold is $60 a year. If that's true, then it's not really expensive.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 16, 2013
JonahFalcon
PSN Plus is $70/yr - wonder if they'll change that for the PS4.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2013
SirRoderick
One difference to note is that F2P games on Playstation will NOT require PSN+ provided the devs or publishers have their own servers. Games like Blacklight and Warframe
By mrcalhou (SI Newbie) on Jun 16, 2013
mrcalhou
This has probably been answered before, but will PSN+ on the PS4 still have the same, or additional, bonuses as it does now?
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2013
SirRoderick
Nothing has been confirmed in that regard, however, since it is now pretty much a requirement rather than something you might get etra, it is very likely to me that the extent of freebies and bonuses will dip somewhat.

After all most people are already going to pay for it so there is very little need to draw people in. The only thing they would like to do is be better value than xBox Live
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2013
JonahFalcon
"One difference to note is that F2P games on Playstation will NOT require PSN+ provided the devs or publishers have their own servers."

Not on the PS4. You must have PSN Plus to play online now.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/ps4-owners-will-need-playstation-plus-subscription-for-online-multiplayer/
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2013
SirRoderick
I am quite aware of that Jonah.

EXCEPT if it's a F2P game with their own servers like Blacklight and Warframe.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/PS4-Free-Play-Games-Won-t-Require-PlayStation-Plus-56677.html
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2013
JonahFalcon
How many people will play free-to-play online games and not any other kind of game? LOL
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2013
SirRoderick
If you pay any sort of attention whatsoever to PC gaming, a veritable horde.

Meanwhile microsoft does require subscritption for World of Tanks. This is objectively a plus for PSN and therefore significant in and of itself. Adding to that, these are not dinky little F2P games, these are games with very large active playerbases already on PC.
By JamieSI (SI Core) on Jun 17, 2013
JamieSI
I wonder if you can truely call World of Tanks free-to-play on Xbox 360, since you required a paid subscription to Xbox Live for £20 - £40 a year. A lot of Microsoft's online games are Peer-to-peer actually.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2013
SirRoderick
World of Tanks has it's own servers though, it won't be peer-to-peer
By JamieSI (SI Core) on Jun 17, 2013
JamieSI
Yeah, but who's funding those servers, Microsoft or Wargaming? It's like having to pay to watch Netflix, although you already pay Netflix for a subscription too.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2013
SirRoderick
Wargaming, hence the phrasing "their own servers"
By JamieSI (SI Core) on Jun 17, 2013
JamieSI
Indeed, so can the Xbox 360 really claim to support free-to-play? I don't agree that it can.