Red Duck has just announced that it has licensed Umbra’s technology for its highly-anticipated Metro Conflict: Presto that will be released for the PC as a free 2 play FPSMMO. In addition, the company has also released four new screenshots from Metro Conflict: Presto, so be sure to check them out as Red Duck’s little baby might be the best graphically free-to-play FPS on the market.
Metro Conflict: Presto is an online shooter set in the near future, offering state of the art graphics and unique combat features. Some of the new gameplay features specifically utilize Umbra’s technology. Umbra is a rendering and performance optimizing middleware that is used to improve frame rates and help to create visually striking game worlds. Umbra does this by optimizing critical parts of a game such as rendering, audio and game logic with highly effective content streaming. Umbra automatically generates portals in pre-process which are used for highly-efficient occlusion culling taking away tedious manual work from artists.
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