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Death Stranding is using the Horizon Zero Dawn engine

Christopher Grant
 

Meet the Decima Engine After sharing a new variant of the second Death Stranding trailer — this version uses a different song than the one we saw at The Game Awards— developer Hideo Kojima appeared on stage with moderator Geoff Keighley to announce the “technical partner” for the game. Horizon Zero Dawn-developer Guerrilla Games is providing its Decima Engine, and Guerrilla managing director Hermen Hulst and PlayStation 4 chief architect Mark Cerny appeared to discuss the technology and the relationship with Kojima Productions. “Decima is the Horizon Zero Dawn engine and, in essence, it’s the engine that all Guerrilla games so far run on, but it’s evolved,” Hulst explained. “It’s fair to say it’s taken a quantum leap in the last couple of years to get it ready for this project.

It’s a lot more than just a rendering engine. It involves AI, physics, logics, it’s got the entire world creation tool screen in it. And I’d argue that the engine probably is a statement of philosophy of game development as well. ” “Unfortunately, Kojima-san had to leave his technology with his former employer,” Mark Cerny said as the crowd booed loudly.

Kojima worked for years on the so-called Fox Engine at Konami, used for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. VIDEO: Crowd booing at Cerny mentioning Kojima having to leave Fox Engine to his "former employer" pic. twitter. com/0NCttvEPNE— Wario64 (@Wario64) December 3, 2016 Cerny and Kojima visited various Sony first-party studios earlier this year, with two goals, one of which was to find a technical partner.

“One [reason for the trip] is technology, tools and services and what kind of technologies we can find,” Kojima explained. “So that was one of the objectives going through all the studios and seeing what kind of stuff they have. ” Earlier rumors pointed to Kojima Productions using a modified version of Sucker Punch’s Infamous: Second Son engine but now we know Kojima settled on another Sony studio’s technology. That decision was made, at least in part,…

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