World of Tanks developer Wargaming has announced the game passed 45 million registered players. This is up from 40 million registered players in the beginning of October and more than double the 20 million it had earlier this year.
Wargaming also announced the game has set a new record for the most simultaneous users on a single server. The game had 617,000 players at the same time on one Russian server.
"Wargaming has demonstrated sustainable growth and solid performance during 2012, mainly due to the success of our headliner - World of Tanks," said Andrei Yarantsau, VP of Global Operations. "The tremendous success of World of Tanks has showcased that the company has developed a strong and reliable technological platform with an incredible amount of remaining potential. The result is that we'll keep being able to provide top-notch online services and regular high quality content and updates."
Wargaming has also released other figures. Two billion hours have been spent playing the game and 600 million battles have taken place. Also more than $400,000 has been raised for charities in North America and Australia.
two new titles are in development, World of Warplanes and World of Warships. Warplanes is currently in closed beta. All three titles will be tied together under one platform and will share the same economic system.
"Our key objectives for the year 2013 are many — deliver two new online free-to-play worlds, continued the expansion of World of Tanks with creative and passionate new content, and further reinforce our ties with our community," said Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi. "We will also continue to explore new possibilities offered by the free-to-play MMO space to provide players with unique gaming experiences and unite as many people as possible in our free-to-play universe."