Snowdrop Next-Gen Engine Brings Realistic Lighting and More to Xbox One and PS4

Powered by the next-gen Snowdrop engine, Tom Clancy’s The Division sets a new bar in video game realism and open-world rendering. Experience a chaotic and devastated New York City like you have never seen before.

Next-gen Snowdrop Engine showcased in new Tom Clancy’s The Division trailer:

The tech demo reiterates that the Snowdrop Engine was created from the ground up for the Xbox One and PS4 title, and allows Massive Entertainment to create a world with high levels of detail.

Crucial to this is the volumetric lighting, which adds to the atmosphere created by the game’s changing weather and day/night cycle. The studio has approached lighting in a similar way to Hollywood studios, using light probes to capture lighting as realistically as possible in both indoor and outdoor environments.