The Update Adds a New Engine, Refreshed Maps and New Music!
The newest update for the tank MMO game, aptly titled World of Tanks, launched on Tuesday for its 160 million registered players. The update added a bunch of new features such as an entirely new engine for the game. You can view the video explaining these features in detail in the video below.
“Update 1.0 improves the baseline technology for the game, introducing the in-house developed Wargaming Core graphics engine,” said Milos Jerabek, the Development Director for World of Tanks. “Thanks to it, we’re now capable of elevating the entire game and can ensure World of Tanks is a fun and immersive experience for years to come.”
The update replaces the BigWorld engine that the game previously ran on with the Core Engine. A news post about the update described the previous engine as visibly constraining.
“Core uses the latest technology for graphical content processing and rendering, enabling photorealistic graphics, complete with highly requested Havok® Destruction Technology, Global Illumination, responsive water, volumetric terrain, and other effects,” the news post read. “Effectively, it’s the backbone of the game’s modern looks and has enough capacity to let us advance graphics in tandem with technology, ensuring World of Tanks remains fresh and sleek further down the road.”
The update also adds fully redesigned maps and a new map called “Glacier” along with a new musical score that has over 60 new tracks of music. The new soundtrack was composed by Andrius Klimka and Andrey Kulik.
Other features of the update include performance optimization and graphics settings for the new engine. The developers of World of Tanks, Wargaming, stated that this update wasn’t the end of their developmental roadmap and said that more updates were on the way.
“This is by no means everything that’s been done so far. With this foundational refresh complete, the team will continue with other big improvements including general bug fixing, enriching the roster with new maps, national lines, modes, and more,” the developers said.