Wargaming has released the 6th dev diary for World of Warplanes. The game is currently in closed beta and just received a big update, improving the mouse controls and an overhauled flight system, which is a pretty big deal in a game about, you know, planes. Check out the diary below for in-depth details.
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.