Imagine feeling the turret shake on a Centurion as it rattles over rough ground, or seeing exactly how much space the crew of a Hetzer had to live in! This will soon be easier than ever as we’re proud to announce an innovative and exciting new project for World of Tanks called “Virtually Inside the Tanks.”
With the help of Google and The Tank Museum, Bovington, England, we have been hard at work creating a pioneering series of Google 360 panoramic videos focussed on historic fighting vehicles.
Google 360 videos are a revolutionary step towards virtual reality. They behave like Youtube clips, but allow you to choose the angle that you wish to view the action from, as if you were right in the thick of it!
Check out our gallery of photos from the first series of Google 360 shoots:
The videos we have filmed will be debuting at this year’s Tankfest. To help you view them at the event, our community team will provide you with Google Cardboard and NANO VISR headsets that place you in the midst of the 360 video’s world. They are easy to assemble and will have unique World of Tanks branding.
Of course, TankFest won't be the only place where Google Cardboards will be handed out. Two new contests will be made available soon that will gift the winners with their very own World of Tanks Google Cardboards. Stay tuned!
The first series of 360 videos will star some of the legends of World of Tanks – the T-34-85, the Easy-8 Sherman “Fury” from the movie, the Type 59, Leopard 1 and the Chieftain. We would like to extend our thanks to the team at The Tank Museum for their help in working with these incredible machines.
As well as showing the tanks in action, you will be able to watch a guided tour inside and out with Wargaming Military Specialists - Richard “The Challenger” Cutland and Nicolas “The Chieftain” Moran.
These videos will not solely be available at Tankfest or future events - the first batch in this series of Virtually Inside the Tanks will soon be made available on the portal. Keep an eye out!
We’ll keep you informed on social media and through Wargaming portals as and when new videos become available.
This year, our community team have invited a truck-load of Youtube stars and Twitch streamers from across the EU region to join us for what will be a bumper weekend of tank action! We will be hanging out across the event and also bringing the MGT-20 gaming truck with us, packed to the brim with the latest hardware for you to play our titles on.