World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net has no release date in mind for upcoming MMO sequel World of Warplanes, saying that it is important for the team to get the game right the first time around.
'You only have one shot to release an MMO,
Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi told us at GamesCom 2011 today. 'If the handling or the balancing or whatever isn't just right, audience falls away and doesn't come back.
'It's showbusiness, really,
' continued Victor. 'A long beta is crucial...there's lots of PR to do. World of Tanks had no expectations on it, but World of Warplanes is different.
It's possible the developer will look to release the recently announced plane-based MMO next year, but not definite, we were told - something that is in part due to the success of World of Tanks
'We can fund pretty much whatever we want now, so we're experimenting Blizzard-style. It'll be ready when it's ready.
Wargaming.net recently announced a second sequel to World of Tanks too, World of Battleships
. The same goes for that game too, says Victor.
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