The Division hopes the Snowdrop Engine will melt your heart
Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division, in memory of Tom Clancy’s Tom Clancy, will be running on the Snowdrop Engine. I know this, because there was a video telling people all about it shown as part of the sleep deprivation torture experiment known as VGX 2013.
“Never before has a videogame reached this level of detail,” says the trailer, before showing off how pretty the lighting, dynamic shaders and particle effects are. It does look very pretty, and I think I caught my graphics card sobbing quietly as the video progressed. Of course, “looking really nice” is only one part of what makes a game great. The rest is … well, the gamey bits. We’ll see what The Division has to offer in that department once Ubisoft starts talking about it a bit more.
For now, all that’s really known is that it’ll be a third-person MMO type jaunt set in a collapsing New York.
The Division is due in late 2014, so expect at least 4,000 more trailers between now and then.