Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Fire and 3D Technology detailed

Sony just a while ago has revealed the details about the new technology that will feature in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. The details was revealed by the publisher in a press release, which clearly points out that Naughty Dog is going to set the boundaries once again with Playstation 3 hardware. Uncharted 3 is being developed from the scratch to support the use of stereoscopic 3D.

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Here is the details:


  • 3D support planned from outset of development.
  • Built from the ground-up and fully integrated into Naughty Dog Engine 3.0.
  • Optimisations and technology developed for 3D support have benefited the 2D version.
  • Precise aiming, especially around corners, aided through 3D support.
  • Judging depth during traversal sequences aided through 3D support.
  • Player experience from the cinematic presentation during set piece moments enhanced (e.g. increased sense of vertigo, etc).


  • Particle system has been overhauled to allow the increase in number of effects and overdraw required for fire.
  • Simulation combined with intricate hand crafting used to create the feeling of being trapped in an inferno.
  • Fire actually affects the environment, changing traversal opportunities and creating and removing cover in combat situations.
  • Several additional animation layers for Drake, Sully, and enemies to ground them in the environment and what is happening around them.
  • Dozens of contextual animations for Drake stepping in, standing near, and taking cover by fire.

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