World of Tanks is coming to the PlayStation 4. Wargaming announced today that the PlayStation 4 release will have exclusive features and bonuses.
World of Tanks is a war strategy game with over 150 million players on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. There is also a mobile version called World of Tanks Blitz. The PlayStation 4 version of World of Tanks will incorporate the Dualshock 4’s unique hardware into the gameplay.
The light bar on the back of the controller will be used, as well as the touchpad, and the controller’s speaker. Other features unique to the PlayStation 4 include Share Play, as well as Remote Play with the PlayStation Vita.
On launch there will be two new maps that are a timed exclusive for PlayStation 4 players.
As with other version of World of Tanks, this one works on a freemium model and is free to all players. If you have a PlayStation Plus membership will get some goodies though, like a premium camouflaged tank, plus three days of Premium account status and discounted items.
World of Tanks is a game that’s pretty clearly focused on driving cool tanks and blowing things up. Teams of 30 can compete against each other in online multiplayer matches. There are 350 total tanks to choose from, and seven countries are represented. As with most online games, there will not be cross-platform multiplayer with other versions of World of Tanks.
Wargaming also makes several other multiplayer combat games. In 2013 they launched World of Warplanes, while World of Warships came out just this month. World of Tanks remains the most popular of the World series, with a Metacritic score of 80 for the PC version.
World of Tanks for the PlayStation 4 will be in beta for the next few months. If you would like to participate in the beta, you can sign up at the World of Tanks website here. The game is planned to launch before the end of 2015.