Dean Hall the creator of the awesome Dayz game which started life as a mod for the ARMA II game created by Bohemia Interactive. Has today announced via Reddit that the game will be moving to a new games engine for future development.
The new games engine that Dayz will be developed on is Enfusion to enable the game to benefit from DirectX 10 and 11 and dynamic lighting to name a few.
“I guess the big news that we’ve been telling here at E3 is that we’re actually moving to a new engine,” Dean Hall explained during a Reddit AMA. “It is called [Enfusion]. So that is going to allow us to do DirectX 10 and 11. It is going to allow us to do dynamic lighting, which means no more flashlights going through walls, proper dynamic shadows, stuff like that.”
But Dayz fans and players shouldn’t be too concerned as DayZ producer Brian Hicks explains a little more :
“When DayZ started – we took the source from the existing RV Engine – Over the last many months, extensive clean up, new functionality, and so forth has been created for that engine – while at the same time, vast amounts of it were removed, or rewritten entirely.
The changes Dean spoke of entail major leaps forward in that work, with those changes and the many more that will come through out development – we have begun to approach the point in which DayZ’s engine is so no longer recognizable as RV, and because of that – and the massive work to come, it is now known by its own name, Enfusion.”
For more information on the new Dayz games engine jump over to the Reddit AMA with Dean Hall for details.
Source: PC Gamer