Wargaming flirting with consoles

Ben Parfitt
Wargaming flirting with consoles

World of Tanks creator Wargaming has taken its first tentative steps toward console development.

The company acquired FEAR and MechAssault developer Day 1 Studios in late January and then two weeks later followed this up with the acquisition of Gas Powered Games.

"The hardware cannot constrain the player from getting the experience. Obviously with Day 1, we would like to expand our multi-platform venture,” chief executive officer Victor Kislyi told Games Industry.

“We don't have much experience working with consoles or mobile, but you should start one day. So we started with both Gas Powered and Day 1.”

It’s early days, however, with Kislyi confessing that Wargaming is still experimenting with consoles and hasn’t got anything in production for the upcoming PS4.

"We are still doing experiments. It's about selecting the most cool idea for the time being, seeing if it's technologically possible, and then beginning prototyping and production,” he added.

"Right now, we aren't doing anything for PlayStation 4, but nobody knows what the future holds for us. It's all about the game, the platform alone will not do miracles. It has to be a good game concept. But we don't shut doors. Every possibility in the future, we have the power to review when it is reasonable."

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Tags: consoles , PS4 , World of Tanks , Wargaming

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