World of Tanks Release Plan for 2011-2012!

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Dear players,

World of Tanks team gives you the unique opportunity to see the general plan of game development in 2011-2012! Publishing of the release plan for a year is the rara avis in the world gaming industry, you will hardly find the year's development plan of a project. We are sure, that we will implement and set out all that we have planned, because each member of our Team is a skilled expert of what he or she does. 300 professionals of the development team work on the new gameplay modes, new tank models, new maps and visual effects, post the updates on the servers, operate them and do their best to entertain the players and make the game real fun! In other words, every dev loves his or her work and lays him or herself out to perfect the high quality of World of Tanks!

At this stage we introduce the General Release Plan of World of Tanks in 2011-2012. Please, pay attention to the fact that the list of upcoming features is not full and the dates are subject to change. Be sure to see many more specialties with every update!

Maps

  1. Each update will introduce 1-2 new maps.

  2. Maps featuring North American Landscapes are planned for release in Q4 2011, after that the following regions are going to be covered:

  • Africa
  • South America
  • Australia
  • China, Korea
  • Japan

Maps featuring all regions above are currently in development. The details on maps will be announced upon the release of each particular update.

Tanks

American tanks

  • medium tank M4A3E2, light tank M24 - Q3 2011;

  • tank destroyers M8A1, T49, M18 Hellcat, T28 prototype - Q1 2012;

  • heavy tanks M103, T110, tank destroyer T25-2 - Q1 2012.

Soviet tanks

  • light tanks T-50, T-50-2 - Q3 2011;

  • tank destroyer SU-85 (I) - Q4 2011;

  • tank destroyers SU-100M-1, SU-101, SU-122-54 - Q4 2011;

  • heavy tanks  KV-1, KV-2, KV-4, Т-150, ST I, Object 252 - Q1 2012.

German tanks

  • medium tank PzKpfwIV Hydraulic - Q4 2011;

  • tank destroyers Marder III, Dicker Max, Nashorn, Sturer Emil, Jagdpanther II, E-100 - Q4 2011;

  • SPGs E-10, E-25, Jagdtiger Sd.Kfz. 185 (88/71) - Q2 2012.

French tanks

  • light, medium, and heavy tanks Renault FT, Renault D1, Renault D2, Renault B1, ARL 44, AMX 50 100mm, AMX-50 120mm, Hotchkiss H35, AMX 38, AMX 40, AMX 13 75mm, AMX 13 90mm, Chatillon 25t, BDR G1B, AMX M4 (1945), AMX-50 B, AMX 12t , Lorraine 40t - Q4 2011;

  • SPGs Renault BS, Lorraine 39 L AM, AMX 13 AM 105mm, AMX 13 F3 AM, Lorraine155 (50), Lorraine155 (51), Bаt.-Chatillon AM 155mm - Q1 2012;

  • tank destroyers Pak40 FCM 36 (f), 10.5cm leFH18 B2 (f), Panzerjäger 35R - Q1 2012;

  • tank destroyers Renault FT AC, Lorraine 37 L AC, Somua SAu 40, Somua S 35 CA, ARL V 39, AMX AC Mle.1946, AMX AC Mle.1948, AMX50 Foch - Q1 2012;

  • medium tank Renault G1R, light tank АМХ 13 FL11 - Q1 2012.

British tanks - Q2 2012

Japanese tanks  - 2012

 

New Game Modes

  • Company battle divisions: tier 10 max with no overall tier limitation, tiers 8, 6, and 4 max with the respective overall tier limitation - Q4 2011;

  • Assault (one team attacks, the other one defends the base) and Encounter battle (two teams are to capture the base in the center of the map) - Q4 2011;

  • Garage battle – players can use several tanks (one after another) in one battle (“limited respawn”)  - Q1 2012;

  • Escort (only a few tanks from the team have the ability to capture enemy's base, the opposite team is to stop potential invaders) - Q1 2012;

  • Historical battle - faction based battles with historically justified restrictions on vehicles and modules available - 2012.

 
Ultimate Conquest (Clan Wars)

  • Fog of war in clan battles - Q4 2011;

  • Cooldown period for destroyed vehicles - Q4 2011;

  • Expansion of the global map. The following regions are going to be added in the prescribed order: North America, Africa, South America, Australia, Korea, China, Japan - 2012;

  • Clan treasure transactions - 2012;

  • Clan armoury, clan consumables and tanks - 2012.

 
Performance and Game Client

  • Packed resources decreasing map loading time - Q4 2011;

  • Pre-caching – optimized vehicle model loading for Low-end PCs - Q4 2011;

  • New firing effects, explosions, and other visual effects will be added gradually - Starting Q4 2011.

 

New Features (Misc)

  • Vehicle customization: camouflage and horn sounds - Q4 2011;

  • Mini-map customization and new functionality - Q4 2011;

  • Interface game tutorial - Q4 2011;

  • Quick in-game violation report system - Q4 2011;

  • New crew skills and perks - Starting Q4 2011;

  • New aсhievements - Q1 2012;

  • Expanded post-battle statistics, also accessible in garage menu - Q1 2012;

  • Realistic vehicle physics - Q1 2012;

  • Extended platoons for up to 5 players - Q1 2012;

  • Improved match-making system - Q1 2012;

  • National crew voices (crews of each nation speak their mother tongue) - 2012;

  • Battle game tutorial - 2012;

  • Commander’s chart - 2012;

  • Improved chat functionality, official language-based chat subchannels - 2012.

Notice! Release plans stated above are subject to change.

The list of the specialties will extend with every update release! Stay tuned for more World of Tanks, that’s gonna be fun!