PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
Players will take on the role of Will; a pilot dropped into incredible circumstances while on a routine air cargo flight crashes in the Bermuda triangle leading him to be trapped in the Void. This unlikely hero soon finds himself swept into a desperate struggle for survival at the head of a group called The Survivors. Trapped in the Void, these resistance fighters are battling to hold off a mysterious alien race that plans to threaten Earth.
To give users a taste of the enhancements that PhysX provides to Dark Void, Capcom and Airtight Games have developed a standalone benchmark that shows off some of the PhysX effects.
PC's without the latest GeForce GPUs can run the benchmark, although the PhysX processing in this case will be done on the CPU. Given the heavy processing loads that are required for accurate physics simulation, the benchmark limits the PhysX features to the "Low" setting found in the actual game.