Wargaming announced today that it has acquired BigWorld Pty Ltd in a move to solidify Wargaming's MMO dominance and future expansion.
The hope is to help Wargaming consolidate its position as one of the leading publishers in the free-to-play market, as well as opening up opportunies for further development in the industry.
"This is a pivotal event that further reinforces Wargaming's growth and expansion," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "BigWorld Technology is helmed by highly experienced professionals, and our acquisition of it enables us to take all of its technology in house, providing a winning combination of technical expertise and service excellence to players worldwide."
World of Tanks is a quality example of Wargaming and BigWorld's past collaboration - the free-to-play armored warfare MMO is powered by BigWorld technology, which has made it possible to bring millions of users simultaneously together.
"We are excited to join the Wargaming family and share the booming success of the company's flagship MMO World of Tanks, as well as to contribute to the tremendous potential of its forthcoming titles: World of Warplanes and World of Warships," said BigWorld CEO John De Margheriti. "We fully expect that BigWorld technology will reinforce Wargaming, broadening the company's technical expertise and knowledge in the industry, and helping it excel its unique creativity and experience."
With this acquisition plus the announcement of their Wargaming.net Service, it seems we can expect a lot of exciting innovation from the company in the future! The Wargaming.net Service is scheduled for release later this year, and will include their hit arnored warfare MMO World of Tanks, flight combat action MMO World of Warplanes, and the in-development World of Battleships, giving players a common economy and a shared realm, all under one destination.
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