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World of Tanks dev opens UK studio, working on new IP

Published: 15:14, 02 December 2019
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Wargaming, the developer that's probably best known for their massively popular tank warfare simulation World of Tanks, have opened a brand new studio in the UK, where they will work on a new IP that's aimed towards Western audiences.

Even though they technically cut the ribbon in November last year, a fire that broke out this year meant that Wargaming had to relocate. Their shiny new office is in Guildford, England, and the studio is planning to deliver something different than what they normally would. 

As you probably know, World of Tanks is incredibly popular in regions where players don't sport high-end PCs, which prompted Wargaming to keep the hardware demands at a minimum for World of Tanks. This meant they couldn't exactly dazzle the Western crowds with high-tech solutions, which is where the new studio comes into play. 

The current goal is for Wargaming's Guildford studio to grow to around 150 members, and they currently have about half of this number. If you're interested in becoming a part of it, you should know that there are plenty of positions still open, although the chances of you working on World of Tanks seem slim, at best. 

Apparently, Wargaming's UK studio will be working on a free-to-play multiplayer game that's based on a new IP, so it's safe to assume it will be flashier than the company's current crop of titles. They also mentioned that they're interested in working on it "forever", but that's about as far as the information train goes. 

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Wargaming most recent announcement was that of World of Tanks developer announces Caliber team-based shooter , but it is expected that it too will follow the World of Tanks formula, meaning free-to-play with modest hardware demands. In any case, we'll be keeping an eye out for any news from team WoT. 

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