In anticipation of the release of Modern Combat 5: Blackout, Gameloft shared some information about the advanced graphics technologies used in the studio for one of the most anticipated mobile shooting game. Release action, as we know, was planned in 2013, but postponed for Summer of 2014.
In addition to hurricane gameplay inherent in Modern Combat, the fifth part of the series will offer gamers tech graphics component. The development team spent countless hours adapting the latest graphics technology to the mobile platform features.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout Graphics Features:
- Effects of light halo – total exposure scene is automatically adjusted to achieve greater realism;
- Soft particle – particle interaction with the environment has been seriously revised and improved;
- Image distortion under water – submerged, the player will observe appropriate image distortion on the screen;
- Shadows of the game characters in real time – every character on the screen, whether it is an ally or an opponent, will cast realistic shadows, emerging relatively light sources;
- Distortion of hot air – air heated after firing, realistically distorted;
- GRIP – cinematic separating foreground objects from distant objects, mimicking their way out of the focus area;
- Many others – reflections, color correction, and other smooth surfaces.
Separately from the above graphic effects, Gameloft releases support SSAO (Screen Space Ambient Occlusion, ambient light occlusion in screen space) – imaging technology in real time.
The main objective is to create SSAO realistic shadows in areas where lighting is found with different kinds of obstacles and causes shadowing. Developed by German company Crytek technology has found its place in such console and PC-hits like Crysis (1,2,3), Alan Wake, Battlefield 3, Metro: Last Light, Skyrim and many other games AAA. Now SSAO justified and mobile gaming platforms.
Because of the relatively high requirements for computing power, this graphic option will be activated automatically only on the latest devices such as iPhone 5s and iPad Air.
According to the studio, Modern Combat 5: Blackout will not be in-game purchases. All of the features in the game will be available “out of the box.” The release of Modern Combat 5: Blackout is expected this summer on both iOS and Android.