The lights are on
The past couple of years EA Tiburon has hosted a blog talking about the improvements to the NCAA and Madden franchises. The latest entry talks about NCAA Football 11's new lighting system and how it makes the game look better than its predecessor.
The new blog entry talks to Jean Adams, the game's art director, about how a process called linear lighting, which enables the developer to better control how light or dark things look without compromising detail or making the overall image look flat or over-saturated (scroll down for a comparison with last year's title). As EA Tiburon tells it, linear lighting makes everything from players' skin to their equipment look more realistic by how they handle light.
We'll be able to judge for ourselves when we get to play preview code in anticipation of the game's July release. What do you think of the game's new look?
Here's a comparison between last year's game and NCAA Football 11 highlighting how the new lighting system makes the game look.
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