Lots of gaming’s most compelling tales come from those that’ve helped to create our favourite Xbox One video games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced collection, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work concerned in enhancing these epic video games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s strongest console, and what which means for the way forward for gaming. At this time we’ll be speaking with Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Technical Director Carl Johan Lejdfors.
What particularly is your growth group doing to boost Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 for Xbox One X?
Our group utilized the elevated reminiscence and highly effective GPU to enhance excessive decision rendering in all areas of The Division 2’s Washington D.C. We embody help for options like HDR, and 4K rendering even on shows that solely help 1080p, which helps resulting in sharper particulars and fewer aliasing. Additionally, the sooner onerous drive makes load instances higher and in-game streaming sooner.
How do these enhancements influence the gaming expertise?
Gamers will expertise a richer, extra detailed and vibrant world for Brokers to discover and work together with. The sport will run smoother, look higher, and cargo sooner.
Why did your growth group select to give attention to these enhancement areas?
The visible richness and sheer quantity of element on the earth of The Division 2 is a key distinguishing characteristic. Taking that have to the subsequent degree would strengthen that facet much more. By rendering in 4k and profiting from the elevated reminiscence to permit crisper textures and extra particulars, we judged that this could be the absolute best participant expertise on the Xbox One X.
How do you count on followers of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2will reply to seeing/taking part in it on Xbox One X with these enhancements?
We put plenty of work into the main points of D.C., so we hope they’re able to soak up each little element! Quite a lot of analysis with specialists has been accomplished to make it possible for we produced probably the most sensible replica of D.C. 7 months after a catastrophic occasion.
The result’s our large open world, with tons to see and much more to expertise in The Division 2. Gamers will likely be much more immersed in our world and really expertise what we name the “Environmental Storytelling”; you’ll all the time be tempted to attempt to perceive what might have occurred right here.
How has the method been to get the sport up and working on Xbox One X?
Getting the whole lot up and working on the Xbox One X was very easy and we had it up and spinning after about 1 day of receiving the event Xbox One X hardware. Tuning the graphics expertise took a bit extra time, however the Xbox structure, for each the bottom and X variations, is a pure match for the inner structure of the Snowdrop engine powering The Division 2.
What enhancement had been you most enthusiastic about to discover leveraging for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2on Xbox One X?
One factor we beloved was having the ability to use 8k textures for our skies, which results in super-detailed clouds and gloriously stunning sunsets. This makes the climate modifications and day/evening cycle in Washington D.C. a very breathtaking expertise on the Xbox One X.
What does 4K and HDR imply in your sport, video games sooner or later and growth at your studio?
The usage of HDR can result in a vastly higher wanting video games the place gamers can expertise extra particulars in darkish areas, extra vibrant colours, and even higher wanting lighting. The help of excessive decision 4K rendering capabilities additionally results in sharper particulars on all suitable screens and TV screens. HDR and 4K collectively makes all of the onerous work of our artwork groups actually stand out by giving it that additional 110% superior.
Tom Clancy’s The Division was visually spectacular on Xbox One and later Enhanced for Xbox One X, what was completely different about growing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 natively for Xbox One X?
Effectively, one of many key variations in The Division 2 is that we’ve utterly overhauled the render pipeline to scale higher with elevated decision. So, with 4k rendering that is the place the Xbox One X actually shines. This offers us even higher rendering efficiency on the Xbox One X in comparison with the earlier sport, giving all of the gamers on the market a greater expertise.
Because of Carl Johan Lejdfors for taking the time to sit down down with Xbox Wire to speak about enhancing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 for Xbox One X. Keep tuned to Xbox Wire for future Xbox One X Enhanced options in addition to information in your favourite video games.