Although I hate that they’ve chosen to announce this so close to April’s fools… It looks like they’ve put to much effort in it for it to be a joke, maybe it was originally supposed to be a joke, who knows.
It looks fantastic to me. They’re calling it tier IX, wich seems to suggest that the entirety of the cold war could be covered as well, as the current maximum achievable tier is tier V, covering mostly korean war era equipment and a few designs that came later.
The top vehicles at this rank will include well-known machines of mass destruction, like the M1A2 Abrams, Т-14 “Armata”, F-22 Raptor, Т-50 PАК FА and many more. From the cockpit of these modern combat vehicles, players will experience reactive armour, unleash smokescreens, and deliver death from the skies with precision weaponry. Full research trees for all nations will be published at a later date, so stay tuned for that news.
Makes me, again, wonder if it’s not a hoax. The devs have expressed themselves valiantly against things like precision weapons and afterburner equiped aircraft in the past, so going from that standpoint to Raptors and PAK-FA’s looks a little extreme. Then again, last years pirate boat april’s fools eventually led to the soon to be added naval addition.