World of Tanks rumbles toward Xbox One in 2015

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World of Tanks, the free-to-play, massively multiplayer online vehicular battle game, is coming to Xbox One sometime in 2015, according to an announcement from Belarusian-Cypriot developer Wargaming. Like the extremely successful Windows and Xbox 360 versions, World of Tanks will be free-to-play on Xbox One, with in-game purchases available for new vehicles, upgrades, and whatnot.

The game came to Xbox 360 in in February 2014, with separate servers from the original Windows version that launched in 2011. The upcoming Xbox One port supports cross-platform play with 360 at launch, allowing owners of either console to go head-to-head on the same battlefields. All of the progress earned on 360 — including vehicles, experience, and credits — is associated with the Xbox Live account, and thus transfer automatically over to Xbox One. Players can freely use either console interchangeably and progress will be maintained.

World of Tanks is available now as a free download for Xbox Live Gold Members on Xbox 360, if you want to get a jump on earning goodies before the Xbox One launch follows later this year at an unspecified date.