World of Tanks launches on PlayStation 4

    
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There’s just no stopping the Wargaming blitzkrieg, is there? The PlayStation 4 is the latest platform to be host to World of Tanks, which launches on the console today.

Executive Producer TJ Wagner gave a speech to the troops: “The team is very excited to launch World of Tanks on PlayStation 4 and bring the game to a new audience. The support we have received so far has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to share what we have in store for PlayStation 4 in the upcoming months. We hope you enjoy playing the game as much as we enjoy making it.”

To provide a little incentive to downloading a popular free game (because the joy of playing a proven product isn’t always enough for today’s jaded population), Wargaming is promoting the launch by giving away free T1E6-PS US premium light tanks with special camouflage, and the “Girls und Panzer” Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H Elite tanks. PlayStation Plus members get additional goodies as well.

Source: Wargaming press release
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DonQuixote
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DonQuixote

Ironhelix – jeez, thanks for corroborating my experience  so far. I thought my lack of serious console gaming for a couple of years had seen me revert to being totally uncoordinated.

If you leave the stick alone, it’ll drive in a straight line alright but the slightest twitch will send it off its rocker… it’s almost as if there’s mouse acceleration code been left in. That with getting stuck at 90 degrees to the camera is a pain in the arse. You cannot escape it easily.
I do have a theory which I’ll test out later tonight. There’s was a similar issue with vehicle control in Lego Worlds (Early Access on PC). 
Although there was auto-swing on the camera in that game, before they fixed the issue, you would end up with a situation where no amount of pulling the movement stick in the appropriate direction with respect to vehicle front would work until you actually manually rotated the view a little then it’d sort smack the movement controls back into action.

Just wondering if aligning the turret with the tank’s front will workaround in this case as well?

Ironhelix
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Ironhelix

I’m having fun, but the movement controls are AWFUL. Attempting to drive in reverse almost always turns you sideways, and even driving in a straight line is a crapshoot sometimes. I don’t know where they went wrong in the calibration of the controls, but they did. It’s EXTREMELY frustrating. I have 10,740 matches played on PC, so I wan’t to like this, but they have some serious work to do.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Smiggins JayPower That’s totally not true. Much of winning a tank battle is being able to peak a boom better than the other tank and hit small weak spots in their armor. What you’re implying is that a mouse keyboard has no advantage sniping because both can turn the whole body around at the same speed.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

JayPower And since the turrets dont move as fast as your cursor it doesnt matter anyway.

JayPower
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JayPower

I’m referring specifically to tank battles, and there is no way a person aiming with a controller will match the speed of one aiming with a mouse. It’s not possible.

goldstariv
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goldstariv

JayPower You’d be surprised how many War Thunder players that actually use a flight stick (which are also available for consoles) and do really well with them.

With First Person Shooters, I can agree, but games that could be played equally or even better through the use of either gamepads (fighting games) or specific peripherals such as flight sticks or driving wheels have no real reasons not to support cross platform play.

JayPower
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JayPower

Actually no. Console players like myself understand the aiming advantage given by a mouse and absolutely do not want to be put up against pc players. That’s the exact reason I don’t play Warthunder. Not to mention all the BS cheats, mods, and 3rd party programs these games on PC are known for. Would be way too unfair.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

Enjoy… it’s one of the great games of last few years.   Amazingly addictive, endlessly replayable.   Enjoy the fun of “tomato can” tier 1 and 2 tanks that sometimes feature blistering rapid-fire guns, but not much armor.   Slug your way though the tech trees until you have a mighty 88 or 105mm gun and can punch like a heavyweight.
My best game was with my buddy Gwalch and we were in a pitched battle…  I’m in my VK (precursor to Tiger 1) and we’re trading shots at nearly point-blank range with a couple of berms between us.  I notice one of them is down to 5% health, so I just come blazing over that hillside and ram him and destroy his tank.    His 2 companions seemed to believe my tank was the one that blew up and ignored me as I drew a bead on one and proceeded to blast him back to kingdom come.   The 3rd tank panicked and tried to run, sensing their position was now overrun, but when he did so he turned his back to me, where his armor is thinnest.   Blew him away and screamed out at them all I’M A BAD BITCH!   lol.     3 kills in about 30 seconds.   Was awesome.

JayPower
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JayPower

My feedback on the release is that it’s unfortunate how they handled the tank lines. I don’t understand the need to release the game without the brit, jap, and chinese tech trees. It’s poor form in my opinion to make players wait months for additional trees that are already there on xbox and PC.
Especially considering a lot of players are not new to the game. I’ll hold off on buying premium time or gold for the time being due to the delay.

JayPower
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JayPower

Slight correction needed for the last paragraph. The second tank model mentioned IS the launch reward for PS plus members.