The Polish 2D multiplayer game for Windows gets a new update, after almost 4 years. Originally released in late 2002, Soldat is a side-scroller inspired by Liero and Scorched Earth, combined with elements from Counter-Strike and Worms. And it just got even better with graphical updates and bug fixes.
The first big change is the transition to OpenGL from Directx 8. This change boosts performance, compatibility with Linux and high resolution text rendering.
Soldat 1.7 supports up to 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) natively, allowing for much higher quality graphics.
The team worked hard remaking sceneries, player models (gosteks), textures, weapons, maps, interfaces and other visual effects in HD quality.
Much of the graphics have been completely remade, and more is yet to come in future releases.
The devs are also promising a whole truckload of smaller changes and improvements to various aspects of the game, including improvements to modding, customization and more.
For the full change log, you can visit the original press announcement in the Soldat forums right here.