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World Of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition released worldwide today

Wargaming's free-to-play multiplayer game available now

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is now available globally.

According to a press release earlier this month, the console version is "custom built specifically for the Xbox 360".

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World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is developed by Wargaming West, the team formerly known as Day 1 Studios, and published by Microsoft. It will be released as a digital downloadable and is free-to-play for those with an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Silver Xbox Live account holders will be given access to a seven-day timed trial of World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition when they download it.

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will also feature in-game purchases such as premium tanks, consumables and premium accounts to boost experience and currency accrual rates.

World of Tanks features 15-on-15 player armoured warfare. In 2012, the game's developer Wargaming said its revenue stood at 218 million euros for 2013 - an indication of the intense popularity of the franchise.

Last year, Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi said World of Tanks is likely to make its way to Xbox One once the console has a viable user base for a free-to-play business model.

"I see no reason why we won't eventually do next-gen," he said at the time.

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