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World of Warplanes Update Overhauls Flight Model and Controls

Posted Tue, Feb 19, 2013 by Martuk

World of Warplanes is continuing its flight through closed beta with a new update that overhauls the flight system and controls for the aerial combat-based game. The latest update to the closed beta client streamlines the controls and flight system, allowing players to focus more on mastery of technical skills and less on their flight efficiency. The new changes also makes it easier for players to admire some of the newly tuned up graphics with optional camera angles.

The latest developer diary video previews all of these new changes and also offers a brief history lesson on some of the advancements in avionics. Give it a look below and tell us what you think.

World of Warplanes added a new line of Japanese aircraft to the game back in December. Check out our screenshot gallery for a peek at what Japan brings to the war.


World of Warplanes Gets Major Update

Flight combat action MMO gets new flight model and enhanced controls

19th February, 2013 - Wargaming, the award-winning video games developer and publisher, today announced that World of Warplanes, currently in closed beta, has been updated with a completely overhauled flight model as well as improved mouse controls on US and RU clusters. European players will get the update on February 20th. The new flight model adds more thrills to aerial combat and a more dynamic feel to the gameplay. This change also allows players to focus less on their efficiency in piloting and more on their mastery of technical skills.

The flight MMO action game that welcomed a line of Japanese warbirds not long ago has been streamlined with a new flight model and evolved mouse controls, allowing pilots to quickly grasp the fundamentals of flight and dedicate more time to edge-of-your-seat combat.

"It took us six months to make sure every tidbit of the flight model was just right, and we are pleased and happy with the results", said Anton Sitnikau, World of Warplanes Producer. "Now that we've maximized the comfort and ergonomics of aircraft controls, tactical thinking and skills have really come to the forefront."

The new flight model and mouse controls go along with heavily reworked graphics, adding extra realism to intense dogfighting.

Learn more about the update in the World of Warplanes Video Developer Diaries.

Watch on Youtube:

About World of Warplanes

World of Warplanes is a flight combat MMO action game set in the Golden Age of military aviation. Throwing players into a never-ending tussle for air dominance, World of Warplanes allows you to build a full-scale career as a virtual pilot across several key eras of warfare, from taking to the skies in biplanes of the 1930s to destroying the competition in jet fighters from the Korean War.

Players can choose from three main warplane classes: light and agile fighters capable of engaging enemies in close dogfights, heavy fighters with deadly straight attacks, and ground-attack planes, a fearsome threat for ground targets. Every warplane features multiple variations of weapons and ammo types, engines, and other crucial modules, which let players pick optimal configurations for the most effective behavior in combat.

State-of-the-art graphics will take players into the fray like never before through massive 30 player dogfights where air supremacy or defeat depends on any taken move.

Join the ranks of test pilots:

About Wargaming

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 1400 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Australia..

Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and currently boasting 50 million players worldwide, the flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated MMOs, and the naval World of Warships, scheduled for release in 2013..

In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the epicenter of the online battle gaming universe that will gather the series under a single portal - www.wargaming.net.

Official website: www.wargaming.com

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