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Wargaming has announced today, it will be acquiring My.com game Armored Warfare for just under one hundred million dollars. The tank giant made a move to acquire the unsuccessful modern tank game when plans of World of Tanks 2.0 started to become real.
According to Wargaming, they will use Armored Warfare as a launch platform for World of Tanks 2.0, giving it a massive update by the end of 2018 with the new EnCore engine and using all the already existing mechanics to bring a new modern World of Tanks game sooner.
Armored Warfare always aimed to be the main World of Tanks competitor, but it was never able to achieve near the same level of success of World of Tanks. With the still recent move to set away from Obsidian, My.com started to change Armored Warfare to become almost like a copy of World of Tanks but with modern vehicles.
Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi said in a recent interview “...it was only natural to acquire Armored Warfare. We know our fans have been asking for modern vehicles to be added to the game, for quite a long time now. We want to make our players happy and we started thinking about developing World of Tanks 2.0, then someone suggested we could save time if we would just buy Armored Warfare. It took some time, but in the end, it was the best choice we made. This will enable us to deliver World of Tanks 2.0 a lot quicker and at the same time, we will have a dedicated team to this new project.“.
Talks have been ongoing since early 2017 but only now Wargaming and My.com have reached an agreement on the deal and made the official announcement. Players from all around the world will soon be enjoying modern tanks with the release of World of Tanks 2.0.
What do you think, was it a good move from Wargaming to acquire Armored Warfare? Could the game become the new big hit for Wargaming? Leave your thoughts in the comments.