Posted on July 21, 2013, Ian Miles Cheong Wargaming CEO: Xbox Live Policies “Unacceptable” for Free-to-Play
Wargaming is bringing its free-to-play game World of Tanks to the Xbox 360, but expressed displeasure at Microsoft’s certification policies, calling it “totally unacceptable” for free-to-play.
In an interview with Polygon, Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi took issue with Microsoft’s lengthy certification process and limits on frequency of updates.
“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,” he said.
“Totally unacceptable for meaningful free-to-play.”
Nonetheless, World of Tanks is coming to the Xbox 360 and so Wargaming is attempting to work a solution with Microsoft.
“We are working with them to do quicker updates,” Kislyi said. “We will see, there is a lot of work on the technical 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.”