A few weeks ago, a listing for War Thunder appeared on the Xbox Store. The page stated that the game would launch on June 1, 2018, but developer Gaijin Entertainment said that this was a mistake on Microsoft's part. However, the fact that it was on the store was evidence enough that the game would be launching for Xbox One owners soon.
Today, in a rather surprising move, Gaijin Entertainment released War Thunder on Xbox One in early access form. If you don't want to wait for the free-to-play version, you can purchase the "Early Access Starter Bundle" for $19.99 and start playing. The game supports Xbox One X and achieves "4K Ultra HD" resolution on the console.
War Thunder is a popular military vehicle combat massively multiplayer online game (MMO). As with many MMOs these days, the game will eventually be free-to-play and feature cross-platform support. The title brings air, land and sea battles directly to your living room. According to Gaijin Entertainment, it also features carefully researched and reconstructed vehicles ranging from the Spanish Civil War to the Cold War period.
War Thunder offers over a thousand playable aircraft, armored vehicles, and ships. American, Soviet, British, German, Italian, Japanese and French military vehicles are represented in the game. The title gets regular updates too, so there's always fresh content to explore. It's great to see War Thunder finally make its way to Xbox One, especially after years of demand from the console's users. Hopefully it'll garner a lot of popularity on the system.
Keep an eye on WindowsCentral.com/Gaming for all the latest in Xbox and Windows 10 gaming, accessories, news, and reviews!
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Microsoft brings Android OS development for Surface Duo in-house
Microsoft is forming a team internally under the Microsoft Devices division that will handle the development of Android for Surface Duo going forward. Up until now, Microsoft had contracted the OS work out to third-party vendors such as Movial, who had the expertise required to bring Android to life on Surface Duo. Now, Microsoft is bringing that work in-house.
Everything we know about Resident Evil Village (so far)
Capcom's next survival-horror title may be Resident Evil 8. Related rumors indicate a first-person setting, some returning characters and more.
Office.com is getting a pretty snazzy new look
Microsoft has started rolling out a new look for its Office web portal for commercial customers. Presumably, the new look will head out to regular Microsoft 365 subscribers at some point, but Microsoft hasn't formally announced the redesign yet.
Fix up your Xbox Elite Controller with these parts
Need some replacement parts for your Xbox One Elite Controller? From new paddles, grips, bumpers, thumbsticks, and more, we have you covered.