Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Wargaming boss: “Xbox Live totally unacceptable for F2P games”

Wargaming boss: “Xbox Live totally unacceptable for F2P games”

Wargaming Inc’s CEO, Victor Kislyi spoke harshly of Microsoft’s policies when it comes to free-to-play games on Xbox Live. Speaking with Polygon at PAX Australia, the man behind World of Tanks said that the whole QA process that takes place whenever you release a patch doesn’t work well with the popular F2P model, and is working with Microsoft to find a solution before World of Tanks moves to Xbox 360 later this year.

“The good thing is with online games, sometimes if you screw up, you can do frequent updates. But one of the biggest challenges with Microsoft was the frequency of updates because the QA process and certification process takes an extremely long time. Totally unacceptable for a meaningful free-to-play. We are working with them to do quicker updates.”

Regarding the question whether Wargaming will work on the port on their own or bring other studios into the affair, Kislyi said that “we will see, there is a lot of work on the technically side and on the administrative side which should resolve in the acceptable quality of the product, including updates of the product including speed and rates. So we will see.”

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