Visceral's spin on the Battlefield series breaks the norm and introduces a story with depth. We take it for a ride!
Bringing a Story to Battlefield
Follow on for our second entry in the on-going review of World of Warcraft's fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor: Day 8 - Garrisons
We chat with Blizzard's Hearthstone team on all the juicy info about the first expansion to highly-successful card game Hearthstone
Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes Dev Interview
We take a nostalgic look back at one of the best N64 games to ever be made, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Throwback Thursday - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Post by Eorl @ 04:50pm 11/07/14 | 1 Comments
Founder and creator of the Elite series' David Braben has revealed in a recent interview with The New Yorker that while he knew that Earth was surrounded by space dust, it wasn't until his team begun recreating the Milky Way in Elite: Dangerous that he realised just how much debris is floating in the vacuum of space.

Our night sky is based on real data — it is not a hand-drawn backdrop as you might expect," Braben told The New Yorker. "But the Milky Way and many of the stars around it are simply too bright and too uniform when compared to the real observable night sky."

Braben and his team strive on re-creating the galaxy mappings as accurately as possible, even going so far as to ensure the game's visible universe is based on astronomical models of the real night sky. Sadly though, some tweaking was in order to clear up the night sky, though just how much surprised the developer.

"It appears as though our planet actually sits within that dust cloud, which is why the Milky Way appears so faint," he said. You can find the game in action below from the E3 2014 trailer, but be warned, it looks gorgeous.




elite: dangerousfrontier developmentsspace sci-fi simulatorhyperspace jumping





Latest Comments
Caveboy
Posted 08:27pm 11/7/14
Before I got my auto docking system gawd those space stations used to be a b**** to dock at!
You must be logged in to post a comment. Log in now!