Blizzard promises more flexible armor than ever with male and female variants.
It might not be at E3 2021, but Diablo IV is undoubtedly one of the great games we have on the radar even though its launch still seems a long way off. To make the wait easier for us, Blizzard shares one of its development updates, this time dedicated to the section artistic and technical of the game. In it we have learned, among other things, what we can expect from the character editor.
If you played Diablo III, you may remember that the selection of cosmetic elements for our character it was quite simple and limited because in the end, your hero would hardly be seen from an overhead perspective. But being in the middle of 2021, technological advances allow a much more complex initial screen.
“You can change your character’s face, haircut, facial hair (beards and eyebrows), and add accessories (piercings or earrings), makeup, and also body markings like tattoos or body paint,” explains Blizzard. “Some elements will be specific to some classes, to give them a unique background, but many will be shared between all the classes allowing more mixable possibilities. “
And although on paper it does not seem like much, the truth is that those responsible are quite satisfied with the artistic possibilities offered by Physics-based or PBR rendering: fabrics that look like fabrics, metals that look like metals, skin that looks like skin It is not just one texture, is a particular behavior to light and color response. It will be possible to dye all parts of the armor, which have male and female versions; while enemies can truly look like grotesque masses of blood and muscle drenched in fat and pus.
If you visit the original post, you will find several demonstration videos like the one that accompanies the news to get an idea of how all this works in the game. As we said, Diablo IV has not yet release date, but being in pre-alpha it is expected that it will arrive in the relatively near future to PC, Xbox and PlayStation. The new generation, at least. The question is whether we will have it between us before or after Overwatch 2 and other games in development.
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