World of Tanks console players are receiving a massive update today with the launch of the Mercenaries content expansion. The new addition “dramatically transforms its most popular franchise” for PlayStation 4 and XBox One. Wargaming considers Mercenaries “a re-launch of the 15-million player strong F2P console MMO”.
Wargaming has announced a World of Tanks console-exclusive expansion called Mercenaries. It is expected to launch for PlayStation 4, XBox One and XBox 360 on June 26th. This is a free-to-all console players expansion that developers call the “largest and most encompassing expansion of single- and multiplayer content for the beloved armor-themed World War II massively multiplayer online game”.
Gamasutra is reporting that rumors are beginning to spread that Wargaming’s Seattle office will be closing and over a hundred employees will lose their jobs. You may remember that Wargaming Seattle was the new name given after the buyout of Gas Powered Games, developers of the Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander series. We don’t have any definitive word of the veracity of the growing rumor, but we have seen industry veterans posting job vacancies in their own companies to those displaced.
Legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is coming to World of Tanks. Along with him, he brings eleven new Italian vehicles into the game, including a “never-before-seen autoreloader mechanic” into the game. The Italian line will feature a series of lightly armored vehicles, higher damage mid-tier vehicles and Tier VIII+ post-WWII designs that include the autoreloader mechanic.