Simplygon is the world’s leading provider of automatic 3D optimization solutions for digital content creation. From Software released their Bloodborne recently on the PlayStation 4 and it wouldn’t have been possible to develop it in such short time if they hadn’t utilized the technology offered by Simplygon.
“Simplygon saved the labor equivalent of 20 man months, or in other words, an entire dedicated production team member for the duration of the production,” said the development team of FromSoftware, Inc. “The benefits are clear as we used the tool to reduce polygons in about 10,000 models ranging from 1,000 to 200,000 polygons. The best result is that players can’t see the reduction because the models keep their fidelity at all distances which keeps the players immersed.” stated an official press release by Simplygon.
“FromSoftware are legends in the games industry and over the past three decades have been at the forefront of high quality games that truly excite players through their gameplay and visuals,” said Martin Ekdal, Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development at Simplygon. “With Simplygon we’re enabling creators to focus more on the creative parts of development while we automate multiple production processes and improve the performance.”
It is understandable that the developers choose to optimize the game by reducing polygon count, as it is the case with most games. It is great to know that this reduced polygon count wasn’t noticed by players in the game.
Bloodborne is one of the highest rated console exclusive and it was released earlier this year. It was a joint effort of From Software with Sony Computer Entertainment Japan.
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