Wargaming to stage Trafalgar Square event

Online game developer Wargaming is to celebrate '100 Years of Tanks' with a host of events in remembrance of the Mark I, the first tank to hit the battlefield on September 15, 1916.

Wargaming: tank event in Trafalgar Square
Wargaming: tank event in Trafalgar Square

Wargaming has partnered with The Tank Museum, Bovington, for an event in Trafalgar Square on 15 September. During the event, a Mark IV replica, created for Steven Spielberg’s movie War Horse, will be showcased in Trafalgar Square, just as it was 100 years ago with Mark I.  

Attendees will be able to watch the Mark I come to life on the streets with an augmented reality experience. British TV presenter and historian Dan Snow will be in attendance to speak about the legacy of the Mark I, along with Wargaming representatives. 

Wargaming is also presenting the Virtually Inside the First Tanks 360° Video. This VR video combines a walk-through of Bovington Tank Museum’s collection of early tanks in the style of previous Virtually Inside the Tanks videos, enhanced by World of Tanks in-game 360-degree scenes of the Mark I.

This is the first time Wargaming will harness World of Tanks in-game 360-degree video playback as well, putting any viewer in observer mode, whether they have the game installed or not.  

A giant Monopoly board was installed in Trafalgar Square in Aprilas part of the capital's inaugural London Games Festival, while National Geographic channel Nat Geo Wild unveiled a lion sculpture made of clockwork parts this morning in January.

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