Famed RPG developer Obsidian is no longer working in a Free to Play tank combat game Armored Warfare. Instead a Russian studio “My.com” has taken over.
Announced this past Saturday Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart and My.com Publishing Director Yuri Maslikov both provided statements. Obsidian gave the other commitments speech whilst My.com assured us that all development roadmaps will continue.
All may not appear as happy as it all seems with the moderator of the official Armored Warfare reddit claiming to have worked in design consultation for both companies claiming “competing visions hurt the project”.
“Yes, it was supposed to be as close to World of Tanks as they could get with modern tanks and without getting their asses sued off by Wargaming,” the post reads. “Just look at the ‘Limited Technical Alpha’ they had. It was clear to everyone that it was a World of Tanks clone and the backlash from it convinced MailRU that being basically a Chinese knock-off wasn’t going to cut it.
“So, they let Obsidian have a little more freedom- not much, it still had to feel like World of Tanks, but it didn’t have to be World of Tanks. This, right here, is where you can say Armored Warfare died. The day MailRU made it clear (privately clear, this was never public knowledge) that they only wanted a cut of the massive amounts of money Wargaming was raking in with World of Tanks.”