Umbra 3 Visibility Solution licensed for Call of Duty Ghosts (PS4, Xbox One and PC)

November 7, 2013


Call of Duty ®: Ghosts takes advantage of the Umbra 3 Visibility Solution,

Technology helps deliver new level of detailed and dynamic worlds

Helsinki, Finland – November 7th, 2013 –Umbra Software today announced that Activision Publishing, Inc. has licensed the Umbra 3 Visibility Solution for use in Call of Duty®: Ghosts, developed by Activision’s award-winning studio In!nity Ward.

Using the Umbra 3 Visibility Solution, the team at In!nity Ward was able to further enhance the visually rich and immersive environments – delivering varying view distances and higher amounts of detail. The new Call of Duty engine also utilizes Umbra’s automatic visibility determination to process more geometric and shader complexity on next-generation hardware and PC than what has been possible on previous hardware.

Call of Duty is revered for creating truly immersive experiences and epic gameplay that always runs at 60 frames-per-second. So we are thrilled to work with the incredible talent at In!nity Ward as they usher in the next-generation with Call of Duty: Ghosts,” said Otso Mäkinen, Chief Technology Officer, Umbra Software.

The Umbra technology helps game engines process massively higher object counts in-game, particularly on next-gen platforms, by automatic early rejection of objects that are not visible. Umbra’s multi-core architecture provides accurate visibility information for the game view in a matter of milliseconds, helping save GPU costs and freeing up valuable resources for developers to create richer environments for gamers to enjoy.

The Umbra 3 Visibility Solution is available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 4, Xbox 360 game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows and iOS platforms.

For more information, please contact

Umbra Software Developer Relations Manager

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About Umbra Software

Umbra Software Ltd. is a graphics software technology company founded in 2007 and based in Helsinki, Finland. Umbra Software specializes in occlusion culling, visibility and rendering optimization technology and provides middleware for all major console hardware platforms, mobile devices and the PC.