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Ubisoft Shows Impressive "The Division" Snowdrop Engine

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Ubisoft has kindly shared a beautiful clip of its upcoming game engine with the world.

Ubisoft has uploaded a clip of its new game engine, Snowdrop. The upcoming game, Tom Clancy's 'The Division,' will run on this game engine, and from the looks of it, be quite stunning. There's a lot that can be said about the engine, but not much of it is public information yet. We could mention features such as the engine's support for a dynamic day and night cycle, weather affected surfaces, procedural destruction, support for dynamic global illumination, and the epic particle system, but you're probably better off watching the clip. So without further ado, enjoy the clip below.

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Snowdrop Next-Gen Engine | Tom Clancy's The Division

Ubisoft did announce that Tom Clancy's 'The Division' will be coming to the Xbox One, PS4, and happily, PC. Yes, when Ubisoft said 'next generation' it actually meant something.

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    Mousemonkey , December 12, 2013 7:01 PM
    It does look rather good doesn't it?
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    Mousemonkey , December 12, 2013 7:01 PM
    It does look rather good doesn't it?
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    TeKEffect , December 12, 2013 7:06 PM
    Ya I try not to get to excited for games until I play it or at least see a review but everything I have seen does look pretty awesome.
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    gamebrigada , December 12, 2013 7:46 PM
    YAY! They finally recreated the beauty of Cryengine 2......
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    abbadon_34 , December 12, 2013 7:48 PM
    Not hard to make a prerended video look good, e.g. Pixar films. Let's wait and see how it does in real time on real machines.
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    shardey , December 12, 2013 7:50 PM
    Hopefully the performance is in line with the aesthetics.
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    bmwman91 , December 12, 2013 7:51 PM
    VERY cool visuals and physics. Should make for some great next-gen gaming!

    My only thought about the actual game demo is, "ANOTHER post-apocalyptic outbreak game?" There have been some good ones, but it seems like the whole genre is getting overplayed now. I'll probably still play it though, if for no other reason than the nice graphics and effects!
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    Mousemonkey , December 12, 2013 7:51 PM
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    Not hard to make a prerended video look good, e.g. Pixar films. Let's wait and see how it does in real time on real machines.


    :lol:  Yeah, unlike TV adverts they don't have to put the "Not actual gameplay footage" disclaimer at the bottom of the picture.
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    elforeign , December 12, 2013 7:57 PM
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    YAY! They finally recreated the beauty of Cryengine 2......


    Seriously though, today I went back and played a few maps of Crysis Warhead and it just makes me sad that we've moved ever so slowly since then.
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    cbrunnem , December 12, 2013 7:58 PM
    but how many 290x's does it take to play....
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    Nexus52085 , December 12, 2013 8:20 PM
    Or how many 780 ti's ;) 
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    joz , December 12, 2013 8:34 PM
    What sort of star trek age quantum computer am I going to need in order to run this sort of graphical fidelity at ultra?
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    dalauder , December 12, 2013 9:25 PM
    If it runs on Xbox One, then your computer and you're on Tom's Hardware, then your computer can probably already play it.
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    dalauder , December 12, 2013 9:26 PM
    *remove the first "then your computer"
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    SuperGamerBoy , December 12, 2013 10:39 PM
    4x GTX 780Ti's Oc'ed to 1933 Mhz on Nitrogen needed.
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    Durandul , December 12, 2013 10:43 PM
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    but how many 290x's does it take to play....

    Designed for Xbox One\PS4 so, maybe ~1/4.

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    DarkSable , December 12, 2013 10:45 PM
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    If it runs on Xbox One, then your computer and you're on Tom's Hardware, then your computer can probably already play it.


    ...yeah, no. Have you seen the quality of the console ports we've been getting?

    That's not going to get any better with ports from a new system, at least not for a long while.
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    GamerXtreme2013 , December 12, 2013 10:53 PM
    Ok am I the only 1 that noticed that the game said it adopts to weather change, yeah i seen it snowed but why didnt the cars or objects got covered with some snow?
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    Mousemonkey , December 12, 2013 10:58 PM
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    Ok am I the only 1 that noticed that the game said it adopts to weather change, yeah i seen it snowed but why didnt the cars or objects got covered with some snow?


    1:56 to 1:58 snow on the cop car.
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    chimera201 , December 12, 2013 11:07 PM
    I just hope the gameplay doesn't suck
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    kewlmunky , December 13, 2013 12:11 AM
    This just shat all over Unreal 4. Hope Epic is crying.
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