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World of Tanks Will Come to Xbox One Once the Xbox 360 Version Gets a ‘Meaningful User Base’

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Posted on August 23, 2013 AT 10:08am

Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi has stated that World of Tanks will eventually make the leap to Xbox One.

“I see no reason why we won’t eventually do next-gen,” Kislyi told IGN. “But first, let them come out. Second, let them get to a meaningful user base. In free-to-play, you have to have millions and millions of players.

“On the PC, we have 77 million registered users worldwide. More than 75% of our players never pay us anything. We monetize only a small percentage who deliberately, from time to time, give us something in the range of the price of a movie ticket. So one million, say, is not enough of a user base for a free-to-play game.

“However, let them come out. There are no tangible restrictions. We see no reason not to work with [Xbox One] in the future,” but we’re going to focus on polishing and releasing this one, see how it goes, see if we have any problems or challenges, and fix them. Free-to-play allows you do very fast iteration on the back end. That’s the beauty of free-to-play.

“When we nail this, we’ll talk with Microsoft about Xbox One.”

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is currently in beta across North America and Europe. Beta access keys will be sent out on a weekly basis for users who have signed up.

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