New F1 2019 Screenshots Showcase Night Lighting Enhancements
Codemasters has published a new set of in-game screenshots of the upcoming official videogame of the 2019 FIA Formula World Championship, showcasing the improvements they made to the nighttime driving environment in the F1 2019 game.
They provided a set of screenshots comparing both the Singapore and Bahrain tracks of F1 2019 to the visuals of its predecessor. A big atmospheric difference indeed.
F1 2019’s Art Director Stuart Campbell says: Night lighting was one of our visual update priorities for F1® 2019. We took the atmospherics system that we introduced in F1 2018 for day time lighting, and further developed this for the night tracks.
We now have a full atmospheric haze on night circuits, giving a true sense of depth. There’s a lot of dust in the air on those circuits and, at night, the particles really interact with the strong trackside lighting. The atmospherics help pull the whole scene together and give a greater sense of realism. We have added volumetric lighting to the trackside lighting, which results in the cones of light falling off from the light sources – another key factor in making night lighting look more realistic. Finally, we added night time specular. This was not present at all in previous games and made the nighttime scenes look rather flat, and the surface materials ambiguous.
The specular additions have made a huge improvement to the quality of the track materials at night. The extra surface information provided by this allows you to see all the surface details that were lost previously. The vehicle paint, in particular, looks amazing on the night circuits, and picks-up highlights from all those track-side light sources making it look incredibly close to TV footage of the sport itself.
F1 2019 features all the official teams, drivers and all 21 circuits from the 2019 season. This year sees the inclusion of F2 with players being able to complete the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship.
The 2019 F2 Championship content will be made available as a free digital update during the season. The F1 2019 Legends Edition is launched with three days early access on June 25th, 2019 on PlayStation4, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam). The F1 2019 Anniversary edition will be released on 28th June 2019.
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