Gaijin Entertainment show MMO and VR at E3
June 2016 – Gaijin Entertainment was back at E3 this year showing two new games: an MMO called Crossout and a flying game called War Thunder that supports VR. Gaijin Entertainment is an independent video game developer in Russia that was founded in 2002 and has offices located in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Voronezh and Sevastopol and recently open offices in Germany. Since their formation they have developed more than 30 games on platforms that include PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS and Android.
War Thunder was designed as a cross-platform MMO combat game for PC, PS4, Mac, Linux can all play on the same server and and MMO mode for Android. The game focused on World War II military aviation (over 500 planes from the 30’s through the 60’s), armored vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in many of the major combat battles fought during World War 2 and the Korean War, fighting with players around the world. In addition to the MMO mode, the game features historical and dynamic campaigns based on realistic maps and historic footage. In MMO mode the multi-player is 16x16, solo missions are available as well support for up to 4 cooperating partners coop gameplay mode. There is also a mission editor to tailor the experiences.
The game was demonstrated with a VR headset and full joystick & peddles for flight mode control. For those familiar with flight simulators using these controls, having the lack of vision from the VR headset to see what you are operating is a bit restrictive, but learning the controls in traditional single screen mode prior to using the VR mode should eliminate that challenge.
A second game is Crossout, which is a the post-apocalyptic MMO Action game that support PVP battles. The core of the game is about building your own vehicles from interchangeable parts and then driving them directly into combat to try and destroy your enemies in battle. The only strategy in the game is Survival to keep playing. The vehicle cores range from nimble buggies to heavily tracked off-road vehicles or combat platforms on antigravity fields. The vehicles can be configured into almost any shape weapons that include chain saws, power-drills, machine guns, rocket launchers, flying drones and stealth generators.
The server environment is designed so there is immediate feedback from the advanced damage model. If you destroy any part of an enemy’s vehicle will affect the vehicle's performance immediately, such disabling wheels affects steering and motion of the vehicles. The game uses an in-game marketplace for parts that supports and auction system. This marketplace has its own in-game currency. There is a trading option between players as every piece that you have gathered in the battle can be sold to other players.