Two new Dev Preview videos from Daybreak Games have been released, which showcase lighting and camera effects in Landmark. The Landmark development videos were uploaded to Landmark’s YouTube channel on February 8.
The first of the videos, titled “Dev Preview: Claim Time” showcases the claim time system, demonstrating the dynamic lighting and shadow effects that the engine can render at various times of day. The claim time system is a custom system in Landmark which allows players to set the time of day on their claim, which is a patch of land a player can control. In the video, the developer clicks through times of day and night, showing the transitions and graphic effects. The transitions are smooth and rapid.
The whole Landmark/EQ Next saga is one of those things that everyone has strong feelings about. It’s been something of a rocky road, but we hope that these videos are a sign that genuine momentum is being gained in development; we’d very much love to see this go live.Daybreak Game Company, Development, Everquest Next, Landmark, News, Update