In an exclusive interview, Examiner.com had the chance to sit down with TJ Wagner, who is the executive producer and creative director of World of Tanks, to talk about the journey he and Wargaming have been through since they made the decision to bring the game to the Xbox 360.
"On a whim, we developed an 8v8 tank demo in our Despair engine in Chicago in just three days with only a few developers to show the Wargaming group.
"It blew them away and started the whole deal that led to us becoming part of the Wargaming family.
"We kind of had the feeling at the time that the demo was about to change everything. That feeling still exists today for the 100+ of us at the Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore offices now that we are on the brink of release," Wagner said.
PC games releasing to the Xbox 360, like Diablo III and Minecraft, have enjoyed very strong success and World of Tanks looks to make a similar, if not more profound impact on the system. It's one of the most noticeable trends of late, PC games moving over into the console world, and consoles players are the ones reaping the benefits of games that have been perfected on PC before they even hit their own console.
If you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you get World of Tanks for free and if you are a regular Xbox Live member, you receive a free seven-day trial. Time and consumers will tell if this is yet another successful PC game turned console, but until then check out all of our latest exclusives, previews, reviews and features. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Game On.