Please note that all information in the development blog is preliminary and subject to change during testing. Any showcased features may or may not end up on the main server.
In the near future, a new group of battleships and cruisers will be tested – hybrids. Their main feature is the ability to launch a squadron of planes. Launching and controlling them is done the same way as with aircraft carriers: by pressing a separate button. After launch, control is fully transferred to the squadron, and the ship may be controlled with autopilot. Hybrids won’t have automatically activated consumables.
Testing will be done with two ships, carrying torpedo bombers:
- Japanese Tier VIII cruiser Tone;
- Japanese Tier VI battleship Ise.
Detailed parameters of the ships will be published before they are added to the game, granted a successful test is conducted.
Source: WoWS Devblog