Wargaming.net has detailed what to expect in their next major World Of Tanks update... and it's going to be big. Update 8.0 will completely revamp the game engine, providing improved graphics and physics. We've got a trailer, screens and more info below.
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 preset graphics.
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 infantry tank.
"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."