Armored Warfare remains utterly baffling. It’s not that I don’t understand tanks. I mean, I’ve written official guides for World of Tanks. I’m down with that. The thing that I can’t quite wrap my head around is the fact that Obsidian, the RPG studio responsible for Knights of the Old Republic 2, Fallout New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth is developing a game about tanks blowing up tanks.
Anyway, here’s its E3 trailer.
It’s a multiplayer tank game, seemingly trying to take a chunk out of World of Tanks and War Thunder - I think it will struggle there - and I just don’t get it. I’m still waiting for Obsidian to reveal the rich narrative or compelling characters.
But no. Just tanks. And the tanks aren’t sentient or anything. They are just war machines blowing shit up.
I am absolutely prepared to be amazed though. If it’s a bloody good time filled with tactical shenanigans I’ll be as happy as… well as happy as a man in a tank. Not on a hot day, though. Tanks are the worst when it’s hot.
What do you lovely lot make of the trailer? If it looks like your cup of tea, you can sign up for the beta right now.