Xbox One dev flexes the power of the Azure cloud on Neogaf

#1eastofeastsidePosted 8/11/2014 5:13:24 PM
http://abload.de/img/sequenz010wuvh.gif

Running in real-time on XBO. Very early wip, so don't care for the lighting and so on. It is a very basic frequency test where the grass splines update 12 times a second. This is nothing special so far. The cool thing is tho that the start and endpoints of our splines influenced by wind and objects are being calculated by Azure. This means: the physic calculations you see are costing us pretty much no local power (excluding GPU ofc). We can use the saved power for other things - like AI, animations and so on. We are very proud of it - especially since we completely eliminated any chance of clipping. I just wanted to add that here
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http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=124716302&postcount=84
#2talostheundyingPosted 8/11/2014 5:16:03 PM
Interesting to say the least, very impressive at most. Depends on the actual size of that field. I'd like to see a more large scale test, but this would make for some extremely interesting hunting/tracking mechanics. Especially in PVP style games.
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#3zerooo0Posted 8/11/2014 5:18:25 PM
Tag for later
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#4googlerPosted 8/11/2014 5:18:59 PM
Sounds like those a******* just started working on trying to figure out how to do it
#5snowboard340Posted 8/11/2014 5:21:41 PM
googler posted...
Sounds like those a******* just started working on trying to figure out how to do it


A different developer had a demo a while back for destruction. It's a completely new field, with lots of discoveries to be made on how to do things.
#6Laylow12Posted 8/11/2014 5:23:51 PM
Microsoft trots this cloud stuff out every three months or so, industry experts bring up latency and then they crawl back to their offices without a peep until the next round of the PR cycle starts.


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#7zerooo0Posted 8/11/2014 5:27:10 PM
Laylow12 posted...
Microsoft trots this cloud stuff out every three months or so, industry experts bring up latency and then they crawl back to their offices without a peep until the next round of the PR cycle starts.


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Shut up
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#8googlerPosted 8/11/2014 5:28:48 PM
snowboard340 posted...
googler posted...
Sounds like those a******* just started working on trying to figure out how to do it


A different developer had a demo a while back for destruction. It's a completely new field, with lots of discoveries to be made on how to do things.


Yeah I remember the crackdown video. It all sounds like its so far off being done in any meaningful manner (and frankly think crackdown will be delayed over it) that dangling this carrot in front of their fan base after so many **** ups is just wrong
#9SpikeTheSpaceCowboyPosted 8/11/2014 5:30:23 PM
Laylow12 posted...
Microsoft trots this cloud stuff out every three months or so, industry experts bring up latency and then they crawl back to their offices without a peep until the next round of the PR cycle starts.


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Give it 2 or 3 years laylow, and you'll be eating your words. Rome wasn't built in a day.
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#10billsfanno1Posted 8/11/2014 5:30:50 PM
That thread is a great read. Nice to see the grownups owning the typical SonyGAF vermin.