Dr Huw Lloyd, R & D Director of Blade explains “Our HydroEngine is the result of nearly 3 years intensive development work.” Lloyd adds “Water in games has so far been merely a flat plane with ripple effects and other graphical smoke and mirrors applied to it. The HydroEngine is different in one key respect - the water flows. It looks and behaves exactly like real water. Nothing like this has ever been seen in games before”
The HydroEngine is the centrepiece of a new PS3 / X360 survival adventure game called Hydrophobia.
“We could have been forgiven if we had merely produced a tech demo” explains Lloyd “but this new game is a robust next gen game in its own right that pushes the limits of the new consoles”.
For a video presentation of the new water technology click on the link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4XXds6aFDA