Posted on April 1, 2012, Ross Lincoln World Of Warplanes Will Include Dragons Oh Wait April Fools
In a press release emailed on March 30th, Wargaming.net announced the exiting news that in addition to the various historically accure planes, the upcoming World of Warplanes will also include historically accurate dragons.
“Wargaming.net, the award-winning online game developer and publisher, is proud to announce the next faction to join the current set of nations in the highly-anticipated flight combat action MMO World of Warplanes: dragons!”, the statement reads, promising that these ‘majestic’ creatures will be playable when the game goes beta later this year. At first, the tech tree will include only 12 dragons. However, more than 60 will eventually be included, each with upgradable characteristics like fire intensity level, number of claws, and more.
“Adding dragons into World of Warplanes has been one of the most challenging aspects of game development so far,” said Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi. “Dragons are so different from planes; they are much more edgy and self-willed, but if you put in just a little more effort, they will serve you well. I’m happy we’ve finally announced them!”
Obviously, the fact that this announcement came out on March 30th and not on April 1st means it’s completely true and not at all just a gag. Also, I am not at all totally gullible as a result of too many mimosas in anticipation of Game of Thrones season 2. Not at all.
In all seriousness, I kind of love how elaborate April Fools Day jokes are getting. Like the video Wargaming.net produced announcing this new ‘feature’. Enjoy.