Polygon is getting deeper into the history of Armored Warfare and why the game is being released by Obsidian studio. The game is now in Alpha and many players are already playing and shooting each other without mercy.
Of course AW is a direct competitor to the World of Tanks but there are many differences. For example in the time chosen. WoT ends after the Korean War and AW starts there. One of the differentiator should be also the attention to details. Do you know how many moths it takes to create one tank from a scratch to the moment when you can try it in the game? Three months!
If you are not lucky enough to have an alpha key then read the full article here to better understand at least the game's development.