Threat Detection – Episode 11 – A Rift In Cyberspace

EP11

Download: Episode 11

We discuss…

1) With the first teasers and trailers released for next gen only Ubi titles like Assasins Creed Unity (5), and The Division – what can we expect from the next generation
– Indie game ‘the vanishing of Ethan Carter’ from ex people can fly dev, amongst the first to use photogrammetry
– also being used by indie title ‘rustclad’ http://www.rustclad.com/, and ‘Get Even’ from Painkiller dev, Farm 51
– environmental physics – infamous second son
– server side intelligence adding more AI (microsofts compute platform, in Titanfall)
– real time lighting (global illumination)
– Procedural generation of enormous worlds
– will ubiquity of big engines like – Crytech, UE, Snowdrop, Frostbite lead to less innovation in AAA titles?
– voxel based, low latency, cloud rendering engines – like ‘high fidelity’ the new second life beta
– realtime face rigging

2) Special guest Thomas Stewart joins us to discuss the experimental roguelike Keeper

3) Oculus betrays its fans
competitors are already smelling blood
Carmack asks users to articulate risks
Michael Abrash joins oculus – citing snowcrash and ready player one!
Oculus get death threats for selling out the future
Carmacks comments
– Facebook will construct a ‘social platform’ around the technology
Great video about all the VR shown at GDC

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