World of Tanks Set for ‘Transformative’ Year

Wargaming’s free-to-play juggernaut, World of Tanks, has changed significantly since its 2010 launch, but it appears poised for its biggest evolution yet in 2014.

Wargaming announced today that a lengthy list of changes, tweaks, and new additions are on the way for WoT this year, including destructible environments, each major tank part being modeled and animated separately, and inclement weather impacting gameplay.

“It will be a truly transformative year for the game,” World of Tanks Producer Mike Zhivets said in a statement. “Enhancements planned for 2014 touch upon the very core of World of Tanks, and each of them will overhaul the look and feel of the title, inducing the tank combat experience we deliver with a whole new level of realism and immersion.”

The specific updates and what they deliver will be unveiled throughout the year via a new developer diary series. It’s a series that WoT kicked off today with a video that gives a glimpse at all of the changes in store:

Bit of a tangent, but seeing the WoT news made me wonder what’s happening at Gas Powered Games. Wargaming acquired Chris Taylor’s studio in early 2013. It’s been a full year since the sale, so hopefully we’ll see what Taylor et al have been working on soon.

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