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Ubisoft Shows Off Next-Gen Snowdrop Engine with The Division

Ubisoft Shows Off Next-Gen Snowdrop Engine with The Division

by Matt AkersDecember 11, 2013

Ubisoft has been talking up its Snowgen engine pretty big lately, and at the VGX awards last weekend they proudly showed it off with a trailer for Tom Clancy’s The Division. “Never before has a video game reached this level of detail,” boasts Ubisoft.

Wikipedia describes The Division as an “online multiplayer third-person tactical shooter action role-playing” game, and from what we’ve seen so far, that seems to be fairly accurate. Its announcement at E3 this year was accompanied by a lengthy gameplay video, which quickly became a show highlight. The game takes place in a modern New York City, three weeks after a lethal virus was released during Black Friday.

With its Snowdrop engine, Ubisoft boasts of intricately detailed lighting via a volumetric system, realistic day and night cycles, and unprecedented weather effect quality. The Division will launch sometime in 2014 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: GameSpot]

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Matt Akers is a freelance journalist and creative writer living in Boston, MA. He has written for a number of magazines and websites including Game Informer, where he served as a summer editorial intern in 2013. He enjoys comics, hiking, beer, and live music. Feel free to give him a shout on Twitter @ScholarlyLad.