Almost two years ago Gaijin Entertainment announced a Revenue Share Partner System for user generated content on its World War 2 era combat title, War Thunder. The programme allows players who create and share content to earn up to 25% of the gross revenue made from the sales of their pieces. The studio has announced today that one such player has banked a cheque for $5000 USD thanks to the scheme.

Daniil “Joy Division” Zaitsev, built the original 3D model of the German night interceptor He 219, featuring six cannons, and became a favourite for many players. The HE 219 is  a premium vehicle to the German tree that is available for purchase by Golden Eagles. And this popularity has now paid off for Zaitsev, with a sizable financial bonus in only a short space of time.

It was only earlier this month that Gaijin Entertainment released the War Thunder Update 1.59, dubbed ‘Flaming Arrows’. It featured not only the HE 219 bomber but four anti-tank missile vehicles, consisting of the Soviet IT-1, the German Raketenjagdpanzer-2, the Vietnam-era US M551 Sheridan, and the Swedish Strv 81.

Two maps were also added in this update, Port Novorossiysk situated on the coast of the Black Sea, and a 128×128 km map for English Channel dogfights.

For those interested in taking part in the scheme its fairly easy to do. Post your work to the videogame’s content sharing platform, War Thunder Live, anything exceptional might just catch the eye of the team, getting added to the title. The other method is to contact the studio directly – like Zaitsev did – with an impressive creation such as a 3D model of a vehicle.

War Thunder is currently compatible with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD), found on Steam and through Gaijin Entertainment’s own website.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of War Thunder, reporting back with any further updates.

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