War Thunder takes flight on PS4 this holiday


Gaijin Entertainment – not to be confused with Bit.Trip series developer Gaijin Games – is preparing a PS4 version of War Thunder for launch this holiday season. War Thunder is Gaijin's free-to-play online WWII vehicular combat game, currently in open beta on the PC.

"The power of PS4 will allow developers to include improved head-tracking system, easier socializing tools, smart and easy options to record, stream and share homemade gameplay videos and will have full support of PlayStation Cloud," the press release past the break confirms. Nothing is mentioned regarding whether this will also be free-to-play on PS4, so we've inquired with Gaijin Entertainment for further details.

War Thunder has over 1.5 million players on the PC and Gaijin Entertainment is currently working on a version for mobile devices.
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GAIJIN ENTERTAINMENT TO BRING WAR THUNDER TO PLAYSTATION®4
The Power of PlayStation 4 Will Take War Thunder To New Gameplay Heights
(MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION) -- May 14, 2013 – Developer and Publisher Gaijin Entertainment announced that their hit franchise and military MMO game War Thunder will make its console debut on PlayStation®4 (PS4™) in time for the holiday 2013 season. War Thunder will provide PS4 players with unparalleled first person gameplay entertainment experiences that allows them to enter into action filled, highly explosive World War II battles from the air, mobilized on the ground or out at sea.
Gaijin Entertainment will optimize the potent power of PS4 and its next generation computer entertainment system to redefine War Thunder's rich gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative cloud options. War Thunder will feature stunning lifelike dynamics of real-time flight and precision in its details of planes, tanks and war ships, and intuitive controls thanks to the new gamepad Dual Shock 4. The power of PS4 will allow developers to include improved head-tracking system, easier socializing tools, smart and easy options to record, stream and share homemade gameplay videos and will have full support of PlayStation Cloud.
"We're convinced that our cooperation with Sony will not only make the War Thunder franchise better, but it will give our fans a new level of gaming experience that will figuratively blown their mind," said Gaijin Entertainment's Creative Director Kirill Yudintsev. "Partnering with Sony Computer Entertainment is the most natural progression for the War Thunder brand, from our hugely successful beginnings on PC with more than 1.5 million players, to our recent announcement that War Thunder is under development for mobile devices. We are excited to bring War Thunder to the leading next-generation platform, the PS4."
ABOUT WAR THUNDER FRANCHISE
War Thunder for the PS4 is the exciting continuation of the brand. Each iteration of War Thunder is unique and takes full technical advantage of its platform. Over 1.5 million players already know the enjoyment of raining down aerial destruction via the PC-version of War Thunder and this fan base continues exponential growth. War Thunder is currently in open beta, giving gamers a unique opportunity to take part in the project. The mobile version of War Thunder is under development featuring precise 3D-models, console-like graphics and the groundbreaking "Dogfight" mode. Download War Thunder for free from the official website and join in a heated battle to dominate the skies: http://warthunder.com/en/registration.

For more information, please visit http://www.warthunder.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.