Playnet and Cornered Rat Software have released an update for World War II Online, bringing it to version 1.8. WW II is a massive first person multiplayer online game set in the European theater of conflict. With over 1.5 million miles of landscapes, players pit themselves against other players various roles and ranks. The update features new vehicles and terrains, as well as increased network update rates. According to Strategy First:
Playnet and Cornered Rat Software have released a major update to the massively multiplayer online game, World War II Online and announced an exclusive free trial for Macintosh users at Inside Mac Games.
World War II Online Mac Edition is a combined arms simulation in a persistent, online 3D environment that brings the action-packed days of World War II to life on your Mac. Players can create a character, climb the ranks and gain experience to create and lead combat missions with and against thousands of other players in the most dynamic, first person war game ever!
Version 1.8 has introduced several new features including updated terrain, new special effects, network update rate increase for better playability and the introduction of French, German and British 1941 vehicles to the European Theater of Operations. The Hawker Hurricane IIc, Supermarine Spitfire MkV, German Panzer III H and Daimler Mk I Armored Car are just some of the vehicles included.
Also part of this update is an all new third-person animation system and new infantry models with increased detail, new animations and transitions with the ability to more quickly add new infantry features. 1.8 also brings the next-generation of attrition and supply with the added capability of a vehicle reservation system which saves your vehicle for redeployment when you successfully return-to-base.
You can find more information about the WW II update at the Strategy First Web site. the WW II 1.8 patch is free for registered users, while the full version CD-ROM is available for US$34.95.