World of Tanks Update 8.0 to Add New Physics and Improved Graphics
Long-Awaited Updates to Change the Face of Battle
August 9, 2012 - Wargaming today announced its highly anticipated Update 8.0
for its free to play MMO action game World o Tanks. The update will mark a major
overhaul for the game and will introduce a newly improved game engine, as well
as other new features and content.
Update 8.0 will add to the game critical new features, including for the first
time ever, realistic tank movement physics, as well as new game rendering
improvements. The enhanced renderer will introduce lifelike splash and water
wave effects, as well as add support for deferred shading for medium and higher
A host of new additions and improvements will also include emblem and
inscription customization, adaptive camouflage, mini-map functions, and an
enhanced tech tree interface. For the first time, players will be able to
transfer free experience into crew experience, and select the battle mode they
want to play.
Update 8.0 will also feature new tanks, with the Soviet tech tree expanded to
include four new robust tank destroyers: SU-122-54, SU-100M-1, Uralmash-1 and
Object 263. The British will also benefit from the inclusion of that tech tree's
first premium machine - the famous Matilda Black Prince experimental medium
"We've been working hard on implementing new physics for the game for quite some
time," said Sergey Burkatovsky, Lead Producer for World of Tanks. "This update
is a huge milestone for the team. The improvements and enhancements will really
change the way players experience World of Tanks."
About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online
action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank
battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your
arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, the
Soviet Union, and France, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrades and development allows you to
try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust
your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy
lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate
opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers,
each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when
operated by a true tank ace.
But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks,
it's all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills
with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the
battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own steel empire and
manifest the indisputable authority of the tank power!
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the
leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in
1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles and employs over 900 people
across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, and Asia.
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to
the mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored
MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and currently boasting 30 million
players worldwide, the flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most
anticipated MMOs for 2012, and the naval World of Warships, scheduled for
release in 2013.
In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the epicenter of a
battle-centric gaming universe that will gather the series under a single portal