It looks as if the popular free-to-play World War II MMO, War Thunder, could make it’s way onto Microsoft’s Xbox One along side the already announced PlayStation 4 release, if Microsoft get rid of the Xbox Live Gold Paywall that is.
In a recent interview we had with Gaijin Entertainment’s Pavel Kulikov we spoke about the games launch on the PlayStation 4 as well as asking whether Pavel and the team had any thoughts about bringing the title to the Xbox One, he replied:
“Until Microsoft will change its policies about free-to-play model (forcing everyone to buy Gold membership for multiplayer) and cross-platform play, War Thunder won’t be possible on Xbox One. I want to point out that this has nothing to do with hardware – Xbox One is a very potent machine and is quite capable of running our game.”
Like many other free-to-play games heading to the PlayStation 4, it seems they’d all love to get on the Xbox One too but thank’s to Microsoft requiring the need for an Xbox Live Gold account that kind-of removes the “free” part of “free-to-play”. Developers for games like Warframe and even Bethesda with their massive Elder Scrolls Online (which may require a subscription to play) are all pushing for Microsoft to remove the paywall but it seems Microsoft aren’t budging.