Wargaming CEO Victor Kisyli: "Single-player games don’t affect us"

Hey, Blizzard's going F2P too! How's the competition?

Blizzard is Blizzard. They have Hearthstone, we have our own card game, World of Tanks Generals, so we’ll see how that goes in the long run. As for Heroes of the Storm, the MOBA segment isn’t intersecting with our market.

Single-player games don’t affect us. Any big release with GTA V and Diablo III, some of our players, about five percent of them, start playing them for one to two weeks. After that game’s done, [our stats are back on track]. When Riot Games have their League of Legends special events, it’s for different people. We have older audiences who love military and strategy-type titles. The only thing that affected us is the World Cup in 2010 when Germany played. While that match was going on, we had a 50 percent drop that went up after it concluded. To us, football is a bigger rival than any other game.

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PS4 and Xbox One World of Tanks/Planes/Warship title, maybe?

We need to finish up the Xbox 360 version first. Right now the power of the console is quite enough to give you the World of Tanks maps and 15 on 15 battle experience. If it goes well, nothing prevents us from doing it on Xbox One. Xbox Live has 47 million subscribers. They’re connected, they have TVs. This is a huge market in itself. They’re disciplined, ready to play and ready to pay. As for the PS4; we’re not thinking about it. No negotiation; nothing for now.

World of Tanks and World of Warplanes are out now. Wargaming’s third game, World of Warships, is still in development and has no release date as of yet.

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