World of Tanks is getting prettier and more destructible in 2014

World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net is planning a slew of changes, and a developer diary released today reveals what's headed to the free-to-play shooter this year.

The massively multiplayer online game will get a "revamped graphics renderer," according to the developer, which will add more detail to vehicle models. The game's physics engine will also be upgraded, allowing for things like dynamic suspension, more damageable parts and turrets that can be blown to bits. World of Tanks will also receive historical battles as well as a new and currently unexplained "meta game" called Fortified Areas.

Wargaming.net will explain the game's new features in a series of developer diaries this year. Press play above to see the first, in which developers give an overview of what's to come, including experiments with modifying the view range based on weather.

World of Tanks recently made its way to the Xbox 360. Be sure to read our E3 in-depth interview with the developer to learn how the game made the transition from PC to console. For more on Wargaming.net, the Russian developer behind World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Warships, be sure to read Polygon's interview with CEO Victor Kislyi.

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