Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

A peek into the technology behind Dragon Age 2

Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

BioWare's been talking up a storm on Dragon Age 2's graphical enhancements. A post over on the BioWare blog offers a bit more insight into the technical wizardry responsible for summoning up these new visuals: the Lycium engine, an upgraded version of the Eclipse engine that powered Dragon Age: Origins. The lighting and environments hog the spotlight in this first of a promised series of posts dealing with the sequel's tech.

The image above showcases the new lighting, which employs global illumination to help "scatter light around the level for a more clean and realistic lighting overall." The new tech benefits not only cave environments, as BioWare points out that the sequel's sporting some new sky editing tools and water rendering technology which will illuminate and reflect the new lighting to hopefully create more dynamic, realistic scenes.

Source: BioWare
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Nike will drop exclusive, limited-edition sneakers inside ‘NBA 2K20’

Nike will drop exclusive, limited-edition sneakers inside ‘NBA 2K20’

View
Faces are the Pixel 4's kryptonite

Faces are the Pixel 4's kryptonite

View
Microsoft has a new way to keep your computer's firmware from being hacked

Microsoft has a new way to keep your computer's firmware from being hacked

View
Verizon's sports arena 5G doesn't reach every seat

Verizon's sports arena 5G doesn't reach every seat

View
What we’re buying: BenQ’s HT3550 projector delivers 4K HDR on the cheap

What we’re buying: BenQ’s HT3550 projector delivers 4K HDR on the cheap

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr