Esportsify wants to make the business of eSports easier

This is what a 100-player game of Galactic Civilizations 3 looks like

Now that's a reveal: Capcom are making a Resident Evil: Revelations 2

War Thunder

MMO War Thunder wants to bring comprehensive combat to Steam Greenlight

Thunder! Flash!

If you haven't yet heard of War Thunder then... well, you probably have now, what with that headline and with this feature. What I mean to say is that you may well be hearing a lot more about it soon, too. Developers Gaijin Entertainment, the creators of Wings of Prey, say that over half a million players have participated in the closed beta for their World War 2 MMO and fans have been pushing for them to get the game onto Steam. So be it, said Gaijin, we'll give it a shot.

Previously known as World of Planes, War Thunder was forced to change its name after a conflict with Wargaming's World of Warplanes. While that MMO is exclusively concerned with combat in the air, War Thunder wants to bring many flavours of combat to your games-playing palate. Here's a picture of one of those saltier flavours.

At the moment, the game's naval and ground forces are controlled by the AI, but the plan is to give players control of ships and tanks very soon. Here's a picture of one of those tanks having a sneaky cigarette between battles.

At the moment, says the Greenlight pitch, the game already features some 200 aircraft to choose from and dozens of maps to fly them over. Although PvP is a major component of the game, PvE modes are also included, with dynamic campaigns and solo missions. Also, as well as apparently offering you a massive overdose of pure WAR, the whole thing looks very, very pretty indeed and almost too good to be true. There's no use just starting at screenshots, I shall just have to give it a go. Here's another picture of some planes.

I'll try and have as thunderous a time as I can over the next few days and (providing I survive) will report back to PCGN headquarters with my findings. In the meantime, here's a fan-made video of some in-game action, featuring the talents of the famous wartime voiceover artist Winston Churchill.

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
Esportsify wants to make the business of eSports easier

Esports

Esportsify wants to make the business of eSports easier

This is what a 100-player game of Galactic Civilizations 3 looks like

This is what a 100-player game of Galactic Civilizations 3 looks like

Now that's a reveal: Capcom are making a Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Now that's a reveal: Capcom are making a Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Korea's game rating board halts microtransactions in all Facebook games

Korea's game rating board halts microtransactions in all Facebook games

Riot's plan to ensure relegated LCS teams

Riot's plan to ensure relegated LCS teams "don't just disappear from the business"

Ataarrghi: Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots due on PC this Autumn

Ataarrghi: Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots due on PC this Autumn

EA are giving Shadow Realm’s team “the ability to fail”

Shadow Realms

EA are giving Shadow Realm’s team “the ability to fail”

Ubisoft will release three open-world games in the space of eight days

Ubisoft will release three open-world games in the space of eight days

Blizzard plan to still be working on Hearthstone in ten years' time

Blizzard plan to still be working on Hearthstone in ten years' time

You can pre-load The Sims 4 on Origin this week

You can pre-load The Sims 4 on Origin this week

Campo Santo reveal first trailer for Firewatch at PAX

Campo Santo reveal first trailer for Firewatch at PAX

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announced by Beamdog at PAX 2014

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announced by Beamdog at PAX 2014

Shadow Realms is Left 4 Dead by way of pen and paper RPGs

Shadow Realms

Shadow Realms is Left 4 Dead by way of pen and paper RPGs

Rockstar is updating Grand Theft Auto V’s soundtrack for PC release

Rockstar is updating Grand Theft Auto V’s soundtrack for PC release

Super Meat Boy: Forever revealed; is like the original

Super Meat Boy: Forever revealed; is like the original "without the use of multiple buttons"

Meet Ratbag, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s sniveling orc informant

Meet Ratbag, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s sniveling orc informant

Blizzard has

Blizzard has "six or seven" World of Warcraft expansions planned; "easily 10 years worth of stuff"

Facepunch Studios announce Arcade: want to

Facepunch Studios announce Arcade: want to "let players design their own arcades"

The Journey Down: Chapter Two review

The Journey Down: Chapter Two

The Journey Down: Chapter Two review

ArcheAge gets a release date: launches September 16th

ArcheAge gets a release date: launches September 16th

Dota 2 to receive long awaited Techies update next week; we're all doomed

Dota 2 to receive long awaited Techies update next week; we're all doomed

GoD Factory: Wingmen launches on Steam, brightening up the galaxy

GoD Factory: Wingmen launches on Steam, brightening up the galaxy

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell pits the gang against Satan

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell pits the gang against Satan

Maia 0.44 ramps up the danger with catastrophic earthquakes and suspicious aliens

Maia 0.44 ramps up the danger with catastrophic earthquakes and suspicious aliens