You'd think that Hellblade 2's launch is one of the closest amongst the upcoming Xbox slate, right? We've seen multiple extended demos of Ninja Theory's sequel in action, with last year's TGA showing looking mighty impressive. In reality, the team still appears to be very busy, figuring out a really important feature.
Bird poo! That's right, the team has tweeted out some top-secret dev footage of them figuring out where bird crap should land, in relation to terrain, flight paths and such. Fascinating stuff!
In all seriousness though, when is this game actually coming out?! We don't have a solid release date, or even a window confirmed just yet, as Ninja Theory continues to plug away on development. Hopefully, they figure out the bird poo situation soon enough and we can go hands on sometime this decade!
Do you often consider the accurate trajectory of bird poo when it falls from the sky? No? Alright...
First horse testicles and now bird sh*t.
What a time to be alive.
I’m so glad full sex scenes are not shown in games. Imagine the trajectory developer decisions needed to be made 😂
Unless this plays into the game-play loop, I don't know if that really matters too much. If you have to track and/or hunt birds, using their crap as indicative of flight paths, nesting sites etc gives a 'natural' and visual clue.
For others though, I bet they would think its completely random and/or set dressing anyway and wouldn't care if its been placed randomly or placed because its been accurately modelled to land there...
I'd hope they do something meaningful with this...
I do worry when we've seen so little actual gameplay (other than what looked like quick time events) that devs release this kind of info.
I get that they want to promote they have considered everything, but id much rather hear about why the combat will be special, or how you may influence or control other tribe members etc.
Its a talented dev team, so im sure we wont be let down, but hows about we hear about the game, not where you choose to render bird poo, which counts for absolutely nothing.
Yeah I'm in the "this is time and energy completely wasted" camp, just as I was with RDR2.
Making a game more realistic doesn't make it better, it often only makes it more tedious (again, RDR2).
And what is the game even gaining from this? Sounds like they're patting themselves on the back more than anything.
Realism is great but this is a tad extreme. Surely there's better things they can be doing to occupy their busy schedules lol
I remember how long the original took to develop so I'm not too shocked this game is pretty far away. Especially when you consider now they got the financial backing of big daddy Microsoft, Ninja Theory is going to take their dear time. I'm sure it will be worth it in the end though!
Xbox do seem to have trouble on how to PR a game and show real gameplay and the right parts of gameplay.
Then what happens we all get concerned and sometimes with justification.
Xbox do need way better PR. They had PR really good in Xbox360 days.
They need to get their heads outside the USA market and marketing ways, if they want to grow in Europe etc.
This was just a dumb thing to tweet. Why? Because what's going to happen if this game gets delayed, even a little.....?
They should stop development and release the game ,when you are at the point of bird poop trajectory physics it’s evident that you went too far . It’s a game not a thesis in bird poop.
Pretty sure it sounds more in depth than it is. Just one factor of many that will be considered when the engine procedurally generates stuff like how snow would accumulate on rocks, where moss would grow, etc. It's not like they're wasting extra man hours manually placing bird ***** everywhere.
They can crap where they want but leave my fish and chips alone. A holiday to Cornwall scarred me for life after a seagul encounter.
I think it's great that they are adding this level of poo polish to the game. It must mean the rest of the game is going quite well.
'You'd think that Hellblade 2's launch is one of the closest amongst the upcoming Xbox slate, right?' no actuallly i thought it was still about 4 years away
@clvr It will be a sweet decade before we see an open-world game up to the level that RDR2 achieved.
So looking forward to this my most anticipated game of all time it's good to know the poop won't be randomly floating around all over the place
@R1kdangerous a few weeks ago my sister-in-law held up her Cornish pasty during a group photo by the sea and in the process had the whole thing nabbed by a seagull.
Our kids then spent the rest of our lunchtime pretending to be ninjas and chasing away the seagulls that came near us.
Those Cornish seagulls are something else. Haha
@BrilliantBill idk, that's a super overrated game from a super overrated studio.
Wake me up the day a R* game doesn't have atrociously stiff gameplay, or the game world is actually interactive like it is in BOTW, to give an example.
This s**t is important! I refer you to the Spider-Man "puddlegate" thing from a few years back. S**t like this makes or breaks AAA games! I can't wait for the Digital Foundry poo analysis.
I am getting anxious/annoyed each time i read stuff like this and don’t actually see more gameplay or even a tentative launch date in the horizon. Honestly, just cut the crap and wasting time on stuff nobody will notice/want/miss and give us something juicy for a change 🙄
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