For the Record: Umbra 3 Middleware for World of Tanks
Hello everyone, so, we all know noone really reads the legal stuff that appears with each patch, right? Well, maybe we should, sometimes an interesting info (well, for those who know what this is) appears. It is known that for quite some time, World of Tanks uses the Umbra middleware. I think I heard the name mentioned very long time ago, like two years back? Either, Umbra logo was noticed in the 9.2 legal stuff by player Taifuuni: Further googling revealed a cooperation announcement (regarding Umbra 3) from April 2014 between Umbra Software and Wargaming. So, what exactly IS Umbra 3 though? Well, check this out, this is from the Umbra 3 site: * * Wargaming uses the Umbra software to increase World of Tanks performance. I actually wonder, how much does such middleware influence the game development itself, is it possible it influences for example the render distance?