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.

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