Victor Kislyi Discusses Wargaming, the Free to Play Model, and the Games
Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi caught up with GI this week to talk about the company,Â Â his vision for the Wargaming franchises and how they have approached games like World of Tanks and the upcoming World of Warplanes. Here’s a quick snip.
When will World of Warplanes launch?
“We don’t announce the date because it will ship when it is ready,” said Kislyi. “Unofficially we are shooting for Q1 next year. We have this challenge to perfect the controls. Here’s the problem: with World of Tanks no one was watching, no one was expecting anything. The industry was friendly and favorable to us. Now, after the tremendous success of World of Tanks, everyone is looking at us and everyone – media, players, competitors – they expect nothing short of total, utmost perfection with World of Warplanes. I can tell you that this game is going to have a development budget probably bigger than all previous flight simulators combined. We’ve pumped millions into this. If we do make mistakes with controls, it will piss off millions of players instantly.”