Ubisoft has released a Snowdrop Tech Showcase for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, showcasing the tech in the upcoming game. The video shows many details that the developers are proud of. From the ability to propagate thousands of assets in one frame with microdata to real-time ray tracing effects, the engine has been pushed to its limits. Global illumination effects will interact with both objects and dynamic weather to produce realistic imagery.
[…] The games that have been released on Snowdrop are super-advanced and they can do spectacular things. But when you come to Pandora, where you have the immense scale of things – you can be up close, inches away, or centimeters away from an object in first-person. Then you jump on your ikran, take off, and you can see for so many miles and miles and miles, and you can go anywhere in the open world.