Indie developer Gaijin Entertainment continues to strive to improve its popular virtual reality (VR) compatible World War 2-era combat title, War Thunder. The title which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) on PC and is expected to support the Project Morpheus HMD on PlayStation 4, has seen a steady stream of updates for players throughout 2014, this week reaching version 1.43. The update brings with it a host of improvements.
Highlighting the latest version of the title is the addition of over 40 new vehicles to War Thunder‘s brand of online action. This consists of 26 new aircraft and 17 ground vehicles including the T-35 multi-turreted tank as well as the ZSU 57-2 and PzKpfw V Coelian tanks. The title’s Ground Forces Aracde Mode has also been updated to include aircraft support, allowing players to upgrade from tanks to attack aircraft throughout the course of a match.
There are also four new locations added to the title, including Norway, Poland, Mozdok and a Tropical Island. Each can be used for certain modes. Poland, for example, is the first city map for Ground Forces Mode, while the Tropical Island supports the new Racing Mode, which sees players tackle an aerial obstacle course with guns disabled.
Another significant new addition is a revenue share system for War Thunder‘s user-generated content. As discussed in the past, players will be able to create their own content, the best of which will be chosen and sold by the developer, with a share of the revenue going back towards the creator.
The updates don’t stop there. 1.43 also brings vehicle presets, improvements to sound effects, a new death-cam and even new armor and module inspector tools for tanks.
“We continue to improve the War Thunder experience making sure that we listen to our community’s requests. Community is the single most important thing for us. We do not take for granted the trust our community bestows upon us, which is why we continue to solicit their opinion on needed improvements and wanted updates. The War Thunder update 1.43 includes features our community asked for as well as additional offerings we felt they would enjoy,” said Anton Yudintsev, CEO of Gaijin Entertainment.
War Thunder is currently free to download on PC, Mac and PlayStation 4. VRFocus will continue to follow the title, reporting back with any further updates.