World of Tanks Moves into 1.0
If you like tanks and computer gaming it’s a safe assumption you’ve climbed into the commander’s seat of one of the virtual armoured fighting vehicles in Wargaming’s massively popular free-to-play multiplayer combat game World of Tanks.
The game is set to undergo the most significant enhancement since its 2010 release with the PC-exclusive launch of Version 1.0, rolling out this coming Tuesday, March 27.
The new update overhauls the PC version of the game, updating the engine to Wargaming’s proprietary Core engine and adding improved graphics, a new map, a new soundtrack, and a complete overhaul of the game’s existing 29 maps.
World of Tanks 1.0 is being released in partnership with Intel as part of Wargaming’s efforts to ensure the game remains up to date on the latest technological advances and uses them to enhance its gaming experiences.
World of Tanks PC development director Milos Jerabek said the new updated improved the baseline technology of the game, notably via the addition of the Core engine.
“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.”
Intel Corporation developer relations programs director Michelle Chuapraset Sr said the microchip manufacturer was committed to driving technical innovation in the PC gaming industry and the partnership with Wargaming for the World of Tanks 1.0 launch was part of that.
“The advancements being made by Wargaming in its next release of World of Tanks represent the next generation of PC gaming experiences,” she said.
Together with better graphics – including 4K resolutions – Version 1.0 adds a brand-new dynamic soundtrack to the game, giving each in-game location its own theme and helping create a unique atmosphere.
The official soundtrack is also being published by Sony Music Entertainment and is expected to be available for free on all major music platforms.
As part of the Version 1.0 celebrations, there will be a Grand Extravaganza in World of Tanks, being a two-week long marathon of battles and rewards, running from this Friday, March 29 until Friday, April 13; giving players will get the chance to earn multiple in-game bonuses, as well as win prizes from Intel.
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