PLA – Passion Leads Army is a Chinese Unreal Engine 3 game being developed by Giant Interactive for the Chinese military. There is a really cool DX11 benchmark included with the game that was announced by Jen-Hsun Huang at the recent NVIDIA Gaming Festival in Shanghai. The demo shows off some pretty cool cloth, particle, and destruction PhysX effects. This demo and its PhysX features remind a lot of the Mars GPU PhysX Benchmark which is another Chinese based game.
According to MMO Culture “PLA is now the first Nvidia 3D Vision Ready game developed in the world’s biggest country, and it is sporting DX11 compatibility as well. The game is set in 1937, with the city of Shanghai as the backdrop during a war. There will be 2 versions of the game, 1 especially for the military to use for training, while the other is the commercial client.”
Epic Games has released a cool video showing off the new features in the Unreal Engine 3. Most of the features we have already seen in the Samaritan tech demo and also shows some cool new features such as the editor and mobile development features for Android and iOS along with some pretty looking test levels we have not seen before. Unfortunately just like with the Samaritan demo, physics is not a main showcase even though the video claims to be bringing “next gen” features into focus. They do briefly show off the Apex Clothing features that we saw in the APEX Clothing on the hero character from EPIC’s Samaritan demo but not much else in the way of physics or PhysX like destruction. This is strange and disappointing as the Unreal Engine 3 now has full Apex support and we have been seeing some cool stuff being done with it like completely destructible levels which are no doubt one of the “next gen” features of games we are eagerly awaiting for. You can check out the video below.
Nvidia has a cool video showing off Apex Cloth physics on the character that was featured in the Unreal Engine 3 Samaritan Tech Demo Video. The clothing on the character is simulated using Apex PhysX for realistic looking clothing movements and interaction between different pieces of clothing and the surrounding environment. You can fine out more about Apex clothing and its features here and check out the video below.
The same high-detailed hero from EPIC’s Samaritan demo in a simple UE3 clothing map to showcase the physically simulated clothing. The belt and even the buckles are simulated properly providing a very realistic clothing interaction.
For more information about APEX, visit: http://developer.nvidia.com/object/apex.html
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PLA – Passion Leads Army is a Chinese Unreal Engine 3 game being developed by Giant Interactive for the Chinese military. There is a really cool DX11 benchmark included with the game that was announced by Jen-Hsun Huang at the recent NVIDIA Gaming Festival in Shanghai. The demo shows off some pretty cool cloth, particle,Read More
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