Wargaming.net has announced that its in-development flight combat MMO, World of Warplanes, will be entering the closed beta testing stage on May 31st! Since their global alpha launch on February 23, World of Warplanes has received more than 600,000 participation requests, with over 100,000 in the first 24 hours of launch. Thousands of players participated, but even more are going to be able to in the closed beta!
In their announcement blog, the company stresses that those players who applied for the global alpha and haven't yet been accepted will get top priority for closed beta acceptance.
World of Warplanes is Wargaming.net's follow-up to their incredibly popular MMO, World of Tanks, which features massive PvP battles where players take to their World War II era tanks rather than a traditional fantasy-style MMO setting.
In World of Warplanes, players will participate in a massively multiplayer flight combat action game set in the Golden Age of military aviation. The armored warfare theme previously seen in World of Tanks is continued, but escalated to a new level with full-scale in-game virtual pilot careers spanning from 1930's biplanes to Korean War jet fighters.
For more information on the game, visit http://worldofwarplanes.com/, and be sure to check out the newly released screenshots below: