I’ve been fairly late with an update on the progress of the PC version, so I want to give a quick peek at what I’m working on.
Right now the goal is to get Deadburg into Steam Early Access on Windows next year. Hopefully sooner rather than later, but there is still a good amount of work to do in order to make that happen, so I don’t have a solid ETA at the moment. I don’t have anything to announce in regards to other platforms at the moment. I do still want to bring it to other platforms (Like consoles) but until I have the game running on them I don’t want to announce anything.
What’s Happening Now?
So the current focus is updating Deadburg to take advantage of the PC. Right now I’m focusing on improving look of the game, now that I no longer have to worry about getting it to run on an Xbox 360. Two of the big changes you’ll see in the PC version are real time shadows, and dynamic lighting.
Real Time Shadows
One of the things I really wanted to get in the 360 version was real time shadows. The tall buildings/trees really don’t pop when they aren’t casting huge shadows over the terrain. The PC version will include them, and I think it makes a pretty big difference. Here’s a comparison shot from the PC version (Note this is still in development, so it may look different in the final version).
One of the often request features in the 360 version was flash lights. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a dynamic lighting system working without really harming performance. The PC version now has a system enabled, so you’ll be able to have flash lights, and other moving lights, along with the static lighting in the game atm. I don’t have a good screenshot to show this off, but it is in game now so I can commit to it being in the PC release.
I’m going to try to provide semi-regular updates to the status of the PC release. If you want to be a part of the private beta (Which is still a ways off, but will be happening) then be sure to sign up for the mailing list.
6 thoughts on “Deadburg PC Update”
can we still use the original graphics?
Hard to say at this point. There will be settings that affect performance that might get closer to the original graphics. But some things will only have the “new” version, since they’re more a restructuring of how Deadburg renders.
Are you asking as far as keeping the aesthetic, or because you’re worried about performance of the new stuff?
I just like the original graphics lol im not saying the new graphics look bad at all
Hey reanimated love your game, but you need to give the zombies some more skins, we need more variety when it comes to the zombies appearance.
@reanimated Three questions about the PC port of Deadburg:
1. What will the specs be? Will it run on low end computers? (My PC has 4GB ram and I want it to perform smoothly)
2. How will characters work? Will we still have our Xbox Avatars or will that work differently?
3. Will people who receive the beta get the full game for free, or is the game going to be free on PC regardless?
I’m not yet sure on what the final specs will be, it will depend on what else is added during development. Part of the testing process will be to determine the system requirements. 4GB of RAM should be sufficient for the test, although it will also depend on your graphics card/gpu.
Characters will be new as the Xbox Avatars can only be used in Xbox games.
No announcements yet as to what happens when the beta is over. I’ll post an update before the actual test starts.