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th May, 2013 - Wargaming, the leading
free-to-play developer and publisher, today announced its Unified
Premium Account service, the next step in the company's ambitious
Wargaming.net service strategy to connect all of the company's
titles under one online ecosystem and community.
The Unified Premium Account, which grants bonuses such as an
increased experience and credit accrual rate, will be applied
across all of Wargaming's video game titles. Purchasing a premium
account in World of Tanks will benefit in that account also being
active for World of Warplanes, World of Warships, and any other
future Wargaming title.
The Unified Premium Account will officially launch during one of
the stages of World of Warplanes open beta, where players will
receive special tokens for free that can be used to purchase a
Unified Premium Account. These tokens will serve as the equivalent
of in-game gold during the open beta testing phase. Wargaming's
upcoming naval-combat MMO World of Warships will also feature the
Unified Premium Account once that title goes into open beta.
"The Unified Account is the next step in our goal to fully
connect all of our gaming titles into one living, breathing
ecosystem," said Andrei Yarantsau, VP of Global Operations at
Wargaming. "Giving our players the benefits and convenience of
having premium features carry over through all of our games is
something that we feel will be a tremendous value to them and truly
enhance their gaming experience no matter what title of ours they
"We've elaborated a unique approach to the free-to-play concept,
and we'll keep providing our players with highest quality
services," added Yarantsau.
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and
publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market.
Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped
more than 15 titles and employs over 1600 people across such key
regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Australia..