World of Warplanes has been delayed to November 15, developer Wargaming has announced.
The free-to-play aerial combat game was originally due to launch next week, but Wargaming says the title needs additional time to get the “final polish” it needs.
“We are committed to releasing a great title and are doing everything to ensure that World of Warplanes gets the final polish we believe the game needs,” said global operations director Vlad Belozerov. “The extra time will allow the development team to fine-tune the game balance and make sure that every feature is top-notch before launch.”
Users’ experience points earned during the open beta will not be reset when the game launches, the company adds. Instead, the total sum of experience earned will be evenly distributed across all of the game’s tier I warplane pilots.
Wargaming added that the delay will give World of Warplanes beta participants more time to potentially unlock the game’s exclusive beta content. “Looking on the bright side of this circumstance, if you make the most of this time, you’re going to be able to rack up even more Tokens to spend on Premium time–active on both your World of Warplanes and World of Tanks accounts. Additionally, you’ll be able to ensure that you meet the requisite number of battles to earn an exclusive beta plane!”
Wargaming is also working on World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition .