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Got a Tier 10 Patton but don’t want to play World of Tanks on your old, rundown Xbox 360 anymore? Well, starting July 28, that beast gets an Xbox One makeover — and you’ll still be able to play with your mates on Microsoft’s last-gen box.
World of Tanks is coming to the Xbox One, and it’s going to be the first game to offer cross-platform play between Microsoft’s two systems. It’s a significant move in an online gaming industry that could hit $30.7 billion by 2017, putting Wargaming’s flagship title on PC and now two consoles.
This could also help World of Tanks regain some of its lost standing in research firm Newzoo’s top PC game rankings. It was No. 2 in January 2015 but is now No. 4 as of the last monthly report in May. A new source of players could help grow the PC base as well as get more people talking about the game.
World of Tanks is also getting “Proving Grounds,” a new mode that provides players-vs.-environment material. Right now, World of Tanks focuses on just player-vs.-player combat, either against other tankers or bots.
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The move to the Xbox One means better visuals than what’s on the Xbox 360. You only need one Xbox Live account — your progress moves with it from the older console to the newer box. The beta weekend begins July 11 and July 12, and players can preload it July 10. It’s a free download for Xbox Live Gold members, and those without that package may try it for seven days.
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