World of Warplanes is going to need a couple more months of work before it's ready to fly.
In August, Wargaming.net said that World of Warplanes, its massively-multiplayer warbird sim, would launch in North America and Europe on September 26. That date is now less than a week away; alas, World of Warplanes is not.
"You have come to expect from us exceptional gameplay, and we intend to deliver on that expectation from day one. We believe it is imperative to release our game only when it is ready; to do otherwise feels disloyal and is likely to frustrate our amazing community of pilots," Wargaming wrote in an update posted today. "With that in mind, we've shifted the release date of World of Warplanes to November 12th (or 13th depending on your time zone) to be certain we can offer our players a rich and immersive multiplayer experience when the game ships."
The good news is that the open beta will continue uninterrupted, and experience points earned during the beta won't be reset when the game goes live. Instead, each player's total experience will be spread evenly between the pilots of all tier one planes. It also gives players more time to rack up enough battles to earn an "exclusive beta plane," although I have no idea which plane that might be. Probably a Yak - good luck with that!
So there you have it: November 12 is the new big day. In the meantime, you can sign up for the open beta at worldofwarplanes.com.