The game uses light as a gameplay mechanism
One of the big releases of the year, A Plague Tale: Requiem, is coming to next-gen consoles and PC on October 18th. The power of new consoles gave developers a chance Further improvement of lighting, one of the main elements of the game.
“Specifically, our game is about light,” said game level designer Kevin Pinson in an interview with Play Magazine (MP1st), a PlayStation magazine.
“The power of the PS5 allows us to have more light and do more with it. From a game engine perspective it’s expensive to use light as a game mechanic, but today’s generation allows us to use more dynamic lighting.” said the developer.
Lighting was already important in A Plague Tale: Innocence
In the first game, A Plague Tale: Innocence, lighting was already a very important element. For example, with a torch or specific light points, it was possible to scare off hordes of rats, the main enemies of the game. The title even introduced some challenges in the form of puzzles involving lighting.
This lighting part of the new game is being extended to next-generation consoles and PCs, which even won the trailer for A Plague Tale: Requiem with ray-tracing effects that make the game even more immersive when it comes to lighting.
In the far sea, an island beckons you… Embark on a thrilling journey through a brutal world overturned by supernatural forces. After their home is destroyed, Amicia and Hugo travel south to new regions and cities teeming with life. They try to start a new life and control Hugo’s curse. But when his power is restored, death and destruction return with a flurry of hungry rats. The brothers are forced to flee once more, pinning their hopes on the Isle of Prophecies, which may hold the key to Hugo’s survival.
However, when it comes to the PS5, one of its biggest appeals is the haptic response of the DualSense controller. Pinson says Asobo Studios learned from the remaster of the first PS5 title to optimize for the controller. “It’s great to play with DualSense on PS5. I’m excited for people to play it soon and give us their feedback.”
A Plague Tale: Requiem goes gold and is ready for release
The game will be released on October 18
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