Gaijin Entertainment has announced that its World War II MMO War Thunder will be available in North America on the PlayStation 4 on June 3. The game is already available on PS4 in Europe, and globally for PC. The game is a free-to-play title across all platforms.
War Thunder for PS4 runs in "majestic 1080p" and includes the recently released Ground Forces expansion. In addition, Gaijin Entertainment said cross-platform play between PS4 and PC will be introduced "in the very near future," though no specific date was provided. War Thunder features 350 different planes, 150 multiplayer missions, as well as a single-player campaign and squadron battles.
In all, War Thunder boasts more than 7 million players worldwide. Players can duke it out through aerial combat or on the ground with tanks, thanks to the new Ground Forces expansion. The PS4 version of War Thunder also uses the PlayStation Camera (if you have one) for head-tracking.
One of the reasons why War Thunder is not on Xbox One, according to Gaijin Entertainment CEO Anton Yudintsev, is because Microsoft does not allow cross-platform play between PC and Xbox One. This is crucial for a game like War Thunder, he said, because the install base of the Xbox One (somewhere around 3 million units right now) is too small for players to have an enjoyable experience.