On the official channel Remedy Entertainmentauthors Max Paynethere was a video about the engine Northlight. Already done on it Control and Quantum Breakand a sequel is in development Alan Wake and a remake of the first two episodes about the adventures of Max Payne.
Northlight is a flexible in-house development engine. According to the authors, for them he is a full-fledged part of the team. There are 40 people working on it, each of whom is responsible for certain functions: the build system, code verification, working with the interface, and much more.
In modern versions, obsolete concepts have been removed, and you can work on levels and objects right in the game. It is very important for the studio that the engine remains competitive for many years, and that the specialists have professional growth.
Northlight for developers is “both friend and foe”, despite the fact that its basics are easy to learn. The fact that this is the studio’s own engine allows specialists to create unique features in Remedy games. In addition to high-quality physics and shadows, it boasts the best in the industry, according to the creators, the implementation of ray tracing – in Control.
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