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PlayStation 4-enabled lighting tech, Enlighten, receives major upgrade

When the PlayStation 4 is released to the world, gamers will be receiving the best content available, and the same can be said for technology like Enlighten from the up-and-coming organization, Geomerics.

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According to official information sent to today, Geomerics' is getting a major upgrade to it's state-of-the-art lighting technology, Enlighten.

This upgrade will be focusing heavily on making the workflow of gaming artists much easier to execute across different platforms.

The company and its tech will be on hand to show off its innovations at this year's Game Developer's Conference. This is another advancement for the company as they have already confirmed being a system that is going to work with the PlayStation 4.

Dr. Graham Hazel, who is the Geomerics’ head of development, talked about the system and how it is in high demand from many development studios.

"Enlighten is being actively used by some of the largest development teams in existence. This is giving us a huge amount of feedback on where bottlenecks may occur in workflow. The results of this feedback are that we are able to find increasingly sophisticated ways to automate processes.

"For example, in the past, artists had to set various parameters to control Enlighten’s performance. Many of these settings are now computed automatically.

"We basically adopted a design philosophy that allows Enlighten to do the sensible thing in nearly all cases, and only requires artist input for a handful of scenarios where the right approach may be ambiguous," Hazel said.

Fans will remember that little game that is upcoming from BioWare called "Dragon Age 3: Inquisition," right?

Well that game is just one of many being powered by Geomerics' lighting system, and the tech has already been listed as one that will be used for PlayStation 4 gaming development.

Those who are in attendance at the Game Developer's Conference should go check out the Geomerics booth and what their company has to offer. You'll get a chance to find out more about some next-generation technology.

PlayStation 4 will be released this holiday season.


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