Popular virtual reality (VR) compatible World War 2-era online combat title War Thunder prides itself on authenticity, allowing players to command a range of planes and tanks used in historic battles. Russia-based developer Gaijin Entertainment clearly has a passion for the era, and is proving as much this month as it sponsors the ‘Roads of Glory’ international commemorative rally, which kicked off this weekend in Moscow, Russia and runs until 2nd May in Torgau, Germany.
The Roads of Glory rally is organised by DOSAAF (Voluntary Society for Assistance to the Army, Air Force and Navy in Russia) and is dedicated to both the 70th Anniversary of Victory Day and Elbe Day, in which units of the American First Army and a patrol under the command of First Lieutenant Albert Kotzebue met troops of 1st Ukrainian Front near the German town of Torgau on the river Elbe. The meeting symbolises the beginning of the end of the war and unity of Allied forces in Europe.
A total of 20 cars will take part in the rally, one of which will be a special War Thunder vehicle. The route takes the cars across 3800 km in total through Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany. War Thunder fans will have a chance to see the car for themselves on 23rd – 24th April in Torgau, Germany at a huge social event.
“Elbe day is one of the most significant moments in history of the Allied coalition, it symbolizes the union of the East and the West, the great Victory we are all proud to share,” said Anton Yudintsev, CEO of Gaijin Entertainment, “War Thunder is played all over the world, including Russia, the USA and United Kingdom, so we are very enthusiastic about this international rally. Our game also unites players and fans of military history regardless of borders and distances.”
War Thunder features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The title is also expected to integrate the Project Morpheus HMD for PlayStation 4 when it is released. VRFocus will continue to follow War Thunder, reporting back with any further updates on it.