2012 has turned out to be a very big year for World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net.
Over the weekend, the developer announced by way of a video that free-to-play game World of Tanks has been played by over 45 million people worldwide, putting it in competition with the massively popular free-to-play MOBA League of Legends.
“Wargaming has demonstrated sustainable growth and solid performance during 2012, mainly due to the success of our headliner – World of Tanks,” said Wargaming.net VP of global operations Andrei Yarantsau (via Develop).
“The tremendous success of World of Tanks has showcased that the company has developed a strong and reliable technological platform with an incredible amount of remaining potential. The result is that we’ll keep being able to provide top-notch online services and regular high quality content and updates.”
Wargaming.net will indeed be busy over the next couple of months, even on into the next couple of years. Not only is the developer planning more content for World of Tanks, the studio is also producing two other games, World of Warplanes and World of Warships, both of which are expected to launch at some point next year.
“Our key objectives for the year 2013 are many – deliver two new online free-to-play worlds, continued the expansion of World of Tanks with creative and passionate new content, and further reinforce our ties with our community,” added Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net.
To go along with the announcement, Wargaming.net released a new infographic that helps put that 45 million players number into perspective. You can check that out, along with the video, directly below.