The new World of Tanks Tank Factor program will provide Aussie musicians the chance to retool the game’s soundtrack.
As part of a new initiative to revamp World of Tanks sound effects and soundtracks — lead by industry great, Akira Yamaoka, and featuring heavy metal band Sabaton — Tank Factor asks for musicians to crank out covers on instruments of their choice.
“There are two categories open for submission in the Tank Factor: a cover and remix,” Wargaming said of the initiative. “A cover is a live performance of an original variation of the World of Tanks main theme. If you’re an instrumental musician, then this is the category for you. A remix is an electronic performance of the World of Tanks main theme, with the use of musical editing software. This category is great for DJs and electronic musicians.”
Akira Yamaoka will serve as a judge on Tank Factor, helping to select a winner in both categories.
“I love games and I love music,” said Akira Yamaoka. “I’ve been playing World of Tanks for four years now, so I’m really part of the community and want to help my tank-mates. Empowering tankers of any age to fulfil their dream, to help them take their first big steps in their music career—that’s very exciting for me.”
The winners will get the chance to perform with Akira at Moscow’s WG Fest on 23 December. Top 10 winners in each category will also get new musical equipment to help with future works.
For more information or to register for the event, head here.
World of Tanks is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.