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Offspring to play virtual concert inside World of Tanks online game

Society 19.09.2019 | 17:49
Photo courtesy of Wargaming
Photo courtesy of Wargaming

MINSK, 18 September (BelTA) – The Offspring rock band, the headliner of the Wargaming Fest: Tanker Day held in Minsk on 15 September, have announced their inclusion in World of Tanks online game, BelTA has learned from the Wargaming game development company.

The game developers have assembled a virtual stage in the game Garage where one can listen to the band's setlist featuring some of their greatest hits till 7 October. The band members were digitized using motion capture technology that was used by the game developers for the first time to give the highest level of authenticity to their performance on the virtual stage.

“When the World of Tanks guys approached us with the idea of an in-game concert, our immediate answer was ‘Yeah, let's do it', The Offspring lead singer Dexter Holland said. World of Tanks Publishing Director Maksim Chuvalov noted that the virtual concert is something completely new and unique, “it's always a pleasure to surprise our players”.

The Offspring performance is just one in a series of events of World of Tanks' Tank Festival. Since early August, tankers have had a litany of subevents to participate, including the much-hyped return of a fan favorite – tank races in The Great Race.

World of Tanks is a team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare in the middle of the 20th century. There are 30 battle maps based on the real battle grounds of the Second World War and 600 historically accurate armored vehicles from 11 nations.

Wargaming is one of the world's largest publishers and developers on the market of free-to-play MMOs. Founded in 1998, the company has branches all over the globe and employs over 4,500 people. Its games are played by over 200 million users on all major gaming platforms. World of Tanks and World of Warships are the flagship projects. Wargaming also cooperates with museums, implements educational and charity projects, puts efforts into preserving and popularizing military history.

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