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War Thunder hits first anniversary with 5 million players

By Michael Jamias
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The cross-platform MMO combat game, War Thunder, celebrates one year with more players than the entire state of Alabama.

Endearing itself to military MMOFPS fans with its fast-action aerial dog fighting mechanics and realistic rendering of historical World War II planes, War Thunder has managed to attract a 5 million players in just one year.

That's a pretty strong vote of confidence from the gamer population.

To thanks its fans, Gaijin Entertainment has rolled out Golden Battles in the first two Sundays of November.

“To those who have served, and to those who continue to step up to answer the call of duty in War Thunder – we salute you! In your honor Gaijin Entertainment is organizing Golden Battles on November 3rd and 10th – this is a good chance for all players to improve their balance and get a unique decal to decorate their planes!” said Anton Yudintsev, CEO of Gaijin Entertainment.

Players have also been impressed by the constant stream of new planes impressed since the open beta began in its native Russia and not long after launched its international version.

War Thunder has focused on expanding their combat piloting options, launching almost a hundred new planes plus several modes and improvements over the past year that the game has been live.

On top of its widespread appeal, War Thunder has also been racking up critical accolades. The most recent is winning Gamescom’s Best Simulation Game award.

With War Thunder set to release on the PlayStation 4 and other next-gen consoles, developers are looking to exceed the 5 million player mark as it tries to extend from its rabid PC fan base to the console gamers.

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