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No matter how you pronounce it (hard “g”), animated gifs have become a popular vehicle for promoting games. The Astronauts is getting in on the fun with a batch of the short animated clips highlighting three different moments in the upcoming The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
Each of these was captured in-game using PC and Gamepad. The first shows off The Astronauts photogrammetric technology, something the team will be talking more about in the new year. Essentially, it allows developers to get to higher quality assets faster.
The second clip shows off the game’s protagonist, Paul Prospero (if that surname doesn’t ring a bell, look up Shakespeare’s The Tempest). Prospero witnesses a supernatural happening in the gif below.
The final clip shows a cemetery from later in the game. According to The Astronauts, the tombs and roots are some of the elements that were made using the photogrammetry technique.
You can read more about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter in a recent preview. The title will be available in 2014 on PC.
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Graphics look really neat, and the premise of the game also seems solid. Will be keeping my eye on this one ;)
Wow, these look wonderful. I really want to see actual gameplay now.
Why the hell are they not sharing this tech sooner?
Okay that looks freakin stunning...holy crap
Looks good! Now if only i had a sweet pc to play it on...
Wow...those graphics. Simply beautiful.
Oh boy, I don't like the way those trees and grass are blowing in the wind so much, my pc is already overheating just watching a gif of it!
I hope they port this to PS4 but I doubt it, it looks so cool!
Its a soft 'g' so it sounds like jif.
I am excited for this game.
Some geometry issues (notice how most of the swaying plants are actually 2D) -- which could be how they're improving fidelity (less of a focus on polygons, more of a focus on image quality).
Graphics are looking awesome. Looking forward to it. Definitely wanting to have one for myself.