World of Tanks dev drops "pay-to-win" purchases and hopes the rest of the industry will follow...

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Wargaming, developer of World of Tanks, has said it will remove all "pay-to-win" purchase options from its games.

The policy applies to any in-game item that could be viewed as advantageous in battle, and will continue in Wargaming's upcoming sister titles World of Warplanes and World of Warships.

Instead, the company will operate a "free-to-win" monetisation strategy, where the only in-game items you can pay for using real world cash are personalisation options and premium vehicles, Wargaming told Gamasutra. (Like a tank made out of gold?)

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