Last year in December, we informed you of the effective end of support for the 32bit and SD clients. We also mentioned that, while the SD clients remained available for their existing users at that time, we’d remove them in the future.
That time has now come. A recent analysis has shown that only a tiny fraction of players still use the SD client (the only difference between SD and HD is texture resolution), which simply does not justify the resources spent on working on and introducing two different texture sets for each new vehicle.
That is why, starting from September 2020, the SD client version will be removed altogether. Players with it installed will have the option to upgrade to HD (as they do now). For the vast majority of these users, the only difference should be a slightly larger game client.
This step will allow us to produce content faster and will allow us to shift the freed resources to the development of the features that all players will benefit from.
Nevertheless, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused and, as always:
See you on the battlefield!