APB Reloaded Shows Off Engine Upgrades With Pretty New Pics

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By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor November 13, 2015
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The APB Reloaded team have an all new set of pretty images to share with their players. The team has been working on an engine overhaul for the free-to-play game for some time, and while they have updated everyone on the improvements the social district, they've got more to show.

Along with the comparison images -- seen below -- the developers also provided a list of what the art department has done thus far:

  • Balanced color grading and saturation levels.
  • Balanced fog and depth of field.
  • Altered directional light color, light bounce, brightness and skylight shadow depth.
  • Added dynamic shadowing to certain assets (such as the palm trees on the strip).
  • Rebalanced sky
  • Various material updates

The difference is pretty easy to see, as you can tell from the images below.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (20)

Bishonen 5 years ago
I love how everyone is once again Crying about P2W, go ahead the game has no pay 2 win, the only thing wrong is you people thinking that it is. "Premium guns are Stronger" No they are not, almost all are Reskins of available weapons. The only Pay2win weapon has been nerved to death.

GamingMaster 5 years ago
It is probably cheaper to buy GTA 5 and play GTA 5 online than to spend money on this crap.

Razer 5 years ago
It only takes a few rounds of playing to understand why the P2P version of APB flopped in record time, and it has nothing to do with the graphics engine.

Risea 5 years ago
P2W dead game.

Miszter Soul 5 years ago
They make the game run faster, not just make the design better.
They change the whole engine under the game, because the current engine is a bit bad, and old tech.

N 5 years ago
i have no idea how this game is still alive, should have died 5 years ago.

Ohilost 5 years ago
Is this a joke? In almost all pitures "before" looks better then "after". Typical developer brain dead behavior. Instead of actually improving the game they spent time making it look worse.

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Step back 5 years ago
That's a little good though game balance and weapon balances for f2p players and premium players are too unfair even for skilled players

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Shanex 5 years ago
crazy to see anything about APB on another website :P

Shootinjoo 5 years ago
Can't wait for it to come to ps4. Sad that this game still gets hate.

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Rufinus 5 years ago
didn't know n64 were still making games


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