World of Tanks PC will be released on Steam in 2021.
Last night, a Steam page for World of Tanks PC was added to Steam, which indicates the future release of WoT on this platform. Almost 11 years after its launch, WoT will be playable on Steam for free.
As a reminder, two other Wargaming flagship projects have been available on Steam for a long time. World of Warships was released there on November 15, 2017, and World of Tanks Blitz a little earlier – on November 9, 2016.
Can we already think about removing the Wargaming Game Center – not yet. WG has implemented everything in its own way and the company does not want to lose the audience of its game to Steam. Likely they will make the Wargaming.net Game Center launcher launch simultaneously with the launch of the game on Steam (in quiet mode).
World of Tanks was not originally created as a game for several PC platforms, therefore it is impossible to use an existing account to enter the game through Steam. If you start playing World of Tanks on Steam, a new account will be created for you.
“When the game becomes available to Steam players, you will have access to all of its content. By creating a new account and completing a short tutorial, you will be able to fight alongside millions of “tankers” from existing servers. When you first enter the game, one of the game regions will be automatically selected for you (based on your location). If you want, you can change it (immediately or later), however, your progress in the game will start over again. All updates will be done through Steam, and you will be able to access all the new content at the same time as everyone else in your region. In addition, you can interact with all “tankers” without any restrictions – add them as friends, fight together as a platoon and join clans. “
At the moment, the World of Tanks Steam version supports 4 regions: RU (CIS), EU, NA, ASIA (China is not supported), as well as the client of the Sandbox test server.
No support found for the Public Test client via Steam. There is also 1 hidden DLC, most likely this is some kind of unique content (customization, etc.) for the Steam version of WoT.
The game on Steam supports 27 languages, there are no collectible Steam cards (they will be added later, in one of the next big updates).
In the meantime, you can add the game to your Steam wishlist.