Wargaming has been experimenting with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) versions of its popular MMO World of Tanks for several years now, most notably launching World of Tanks VR as a location-based entertainment (LBE) experience in Russia last year. Next week the videogame will be rolled out to VR arcades worldwide using the Synthesis VR distribution platform.
World of Tanks VR was created specifically for the LBE market, featuring specific motion controller support so players can drive, aim, and shoot these war machines quickly and fluidly. Arcades will be able to offer 2-4 multiplayer battles with three tanks (LTTB, T-144, IS-3) offering their own strategic advantages and disadvantages available at launch. The LTTB is light and nimble yet poorly armoured while the IS-3 is a giant brute with plenty of power but very slow. That makes the T-144 the balanced medium tank.