Naval Battles Coming to War Thunder

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War Thunder will soon provide players with the ability to fight from sea, land and air. Naval Battles have just been announced, and players will be able to go hands-on during this year's Gamescom. The Closed Beta will begin later this year, and all nations will get their own naval forces.

The upcoming testing phase will feature small ships (all of which served in World War 2), including torpedo and missile boats, artillery boats, coast guard vessels and submarine chasers.

Watch the announcement trailer below.

“The high level of realism is one of the key design features of War Thunder. Vehicles are as close to their real life counterparts as possible. Classic large ship battles during the war were contests of patience and planning, where engagements could last from several hours to several days. In War Thunder, where all kinds of vehicles fight in one battle and players can control aircraft, tanks and ships, it is not possible to change the size of the ships or make time run faster, as everything needs to remain consistent.

Our internal testing showed that battles with large battleships were too long and slow or required design changes that made ships entirely unrealistic. For this reason, we are leading with fast attack-based craft, which are rarely reproduced in games. Ships, that are more suitable for the formula of our game. These fast, agile and dangerous “Knights of the Sea” are worthy contenders for aircraft and tanks on the ground" - says creative director Kirill Yudintsev, Gaijin Entertainment.

For those unable to attend Gamescom, there will be a special video broadcast from Twitch and devblog updates. And there will be also closed beta access codes giveaways.