Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Features Stunning Visuals With Performance Enhanced by Umbra 3

November 14, 2014

Technology helps usher in next-generation graphics for Gamers

Helsinki, Finland – November 14th, 2014 – Umbra Software announced today that Activision Publishing, Inc. has licensed the Umbra 3 Visibility Solution for use in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare, developed by Sledgehammer Games, and available at retail.

Sledgehammer Games integrated the Umbra 3 Visibility Solution during their three-year development cycle. Umbra’s automated occlusion culling technology optimizes rendering by making sure that only the objects that contribute to the final rendered frame are processed. Umbra’s optimization software makes sure that objects in the game world hidden behind other objects, do not get rendered. The technology boosts rendering performance, helping achieve a smooth frame-rate.

Sledgehammer Games is taking Call of Duty® to the next level this year and we are proud that our technology is playing a small part in helping the development team to realize the kind of nextgeneration graphics they have envisioned,” said Otso Mäkinen, Chief Technology Officer, Umbra Software.

The Umbra 3 Visibility Solution improves development workflow by enabling both rapid content iteration as well as the creation of more detailed graphics content. The software automatically generates occlusion data from “polygon soup,” enabling artists to use their valuable time on creating graphically impressive game worlds.

The Umbra 3 Visibility Solution is available for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Windows and iOS platforms.

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Umbra Software

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