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War Thunder: Ground Forces rolls onto PS4 next week

Tanks, armoured vehicle and anti-aircraft guns join the fray

For us in Gaijin Entertainment, this new generation of console is all about experimentation and new business models, and War Thunder is a prime example of this: a cross-platform, free-to-play, massively multiplayer historical combat game.

The most important part is that War Thunder is an online game and it evolves constantly. Since the PS4 launch last November there were several major updates for the PC version of the game, including the release of Ground Forces expansion pack. This exciting addition allows the players to control armored vehicles such as tanks and anti-air guns which are fighting AI and player-controlled planes in some of the game modes, simulating the realities of war where different army branches always supplemented each other in battles.

Today we’re proud to announce that Ground Forces expansion is finally coming out in Europe on PS4 on 5th June. But it’s not about armored vehicles only – all of the other features found in the latest 1.41 version of the game are included as well: 350 different planes, squadron battles, more than 150 multiplayer missions and many other improvements.

We can’t wait for the release and are preparing something special for PS4 players – stay tuned to PlayStation Blog to hear more details soon!

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dylanwiggan 29 May, 2014 @ 4:38 pm   1

when will this game get trophies?

Number9dream68 29 May, 2014 @ 4:52 pm   2

brilliant news,cant wait to try the tanks out and have some epic battles online.

 
BigBlueDot 29 May, 2014 @ 4:55 pm   3

When can I use my War Thunder PC account on the PS4 ? I don’t fancy starting from scratch.

     
    crusher915 29 May, 2014 @ 7:19 pm    

    Yeah when will Sony allow for direct patches/updates so that War Thunder and Warframe are able to allow this option.

     
    MaxDiehard 31 May, 2014 @ 11:49 am    

    PS4 version does not yet have all the same modes and features as the PC version as both are in a beta stage and constantly being developed. Compatability is the current issue until the main bulk of the game is completed and present.

 
orionthehunters 29 May, 2014 @ 5:35 pm   4

Great news love the game on PC and PS4 not played it on PC for a while so I will be saving the game for this update now and be prepared to be hopeless on the ground as I am in the sky lol. Thanks :)

 
Silvernige 29 May, 2014 @ 5:55 pm   5

Surely the Ground Forces beta is part of v1.41 as per the PC update? If so shouldn’t the update be available when WT is finally released on the US store on Tuesday?

 
Martileon 29 May, 2014 @ 6:08 pm   6

Needs Trophies for me to even think about installing it.

     
    MaxDiehard 31 May, 2014 @ 11:42 am    

    Stop being so sceptical. The game is only in Beta stage. It won’t have trophies any time soon. You don’t ask for demos to have trophies do you?

 
RD_Rabin 30 May, 2014 @ 1:33 pm   7

I’ve been playing this on PC because the PS4 version was so far behind. I’d love to play it on the PS4, but all my mates play it on PC too. Unless my PS4 friends all start playing it, there’s no good reason to grind the planes up from scratch again.

It won’t even let you use the same account across platform, so cross-platform play doesn’t seem to be an option. Plus, on PS4 it usually has less than 2,000 players online, but on PC it has over 60,000 at peak.

The game is fun, but it needs to let us play with the PC guys.

     
    MaxDiehard 31 May, 2014 @ 11:47 am    

    Seeing as the game is still in Beta stage and is constantly being developed with new modes and features, it’s hard for it to be developed at the same time as the PC version. PC has a bigger user base for this game at the moment so bug feedback will be more momental, allowing it to be fixed, ready to include those changes in the PS4 build, as to not publish an update with broken features in.

    Only when the main game is complete will the cross-system features be added in, when all modes are present.

 
medenko1975 30 May, 2014 @ 4:38 pm   8

This all free of charge?

 
dimitriz 31 May, 2014 @ 6:33 am   9

Whyyyy why why greedy sony

Can I use my existing PC-account on PS4?
Sony’s current policy requires you to create a new account for the PS4, so you can’t use your existing one. We really hope that Sony some day will change this, but it this is up to them only. If that day will come, we’ll try to make some merging of the accounts, and while it will be technically impossible to merge 100% of your progress on both platforms, we’ll try to do our best. But, again, even that possibility depends on Sony.
On the bright side – you can use your PS4 account to play on PC

 
C0LLIER_1985 31 May, 2014 @ 2:19 pm   10

I’ve been meaning to get involved in this for a while i think this has swayed me

 
BULLYBWOY 1 June, 2014 @ 4:54 pm   11

Can I play against mates on pc