TRAILER | PC, PS4, Xbox One Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 5:12 PM

The Division: Snowdrop trailer

The Division: Snowdrop trailer

The GDC is finally ongoing, and Ubisoft is proudly released this trailer showing the Snowdrop engine, powering Tom Clancy's The Division, in action.

Snowdrop Engine GDC
Snowdrop Engine GDC (FR)
Snowdrop Engine GDC (HQ)

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Commented on 2014-03-19 17:24:08
Holy shit at all those night time gameplay parts, looked great.
Commented on 2014-03-19 17:32:17
but where the graphical downgrade effects? everyone has been using those in all their engines. it's the new thing.
Commented on 2014-03-19 17:36:10
Looks absolutely superb. Looking forward to seeing more of the game at E3
Commented on 2014-03-19 17:42:55
yeah yeah, we'll see how the end product is
Commented on 2014-03-19 18:25:13
dreamy
Commented on 2014-03-19 19:04:15
Still looks jaw dropping.

Still don't believe this is what we'll get come release.
Commented on 2014-03-19 19:37:39
When you look at screens you can actually see a lot of mostly minor flaws. I think they are using assets, lighting and post processing very cleverly.
Commented on 2014-03-19 19:58:35
In the words of Jeremy Clarkson: "Absolutely Astonishing"
There is no game that we know of that comes near this level of graphical fidelity. Mind blown. Flabbergasted. Jaw on floor. The last time I remember being this blown away was when id first showed id tech 4 at that macworld way back '01 I believe.
Commented on 2014-03-19 20:14:54
Oh maaan...I want this soooo bad. This is Nr.1 for me on nextgen so far.
Commented on 2014-03-19 20:18:30 In reply to AMDman18
Posted by AMDman18
In the words of Jeremy Clarkson: "Absolutely Astonishing"
There is no game that we know of that comes near this level of graphical fidelity. Mind blown. Flabbergasted. Jaw on floor. The last time I remember being this blown away was when id first showed id tech 4 at that macworld way back '01 I believe.
agreed. Especially being a "realistic" looking game where photorealism is the bar, not some other stupid fantasy or zombie game where you throw some neat effects and thats all you know.

this on unreal engine 4... ugh.
Commented on 2014-03-19 21:00:41
Looks amazing. It'll be interesting to see just how good it actually looks upon release.
Commented on 2014-03-19 21:11:22
Impressive.
Commented on 2014-03-19 21:36:44
Well....it can only go downhill from here for poor old Xbox One/PS4 owners ;-)
Commented on 2014-03-19 22:40:33
I see this running on pc next year. I don't see this running onconsoles though, at least not at 60fps and 1080p with that graphical fidelity. And since Watch Dogs, I don't trust Ubisoft and there tech demo's anymore as being representative.
Commented on 2014-03-20 01:04:05
The first really true next generation thing I've seen so far. No talk of hardware, specs, or numbers. It's all software and workflow based. Exactly the kind of thing needed to drive the industry forward and raise the bar. Here we're seeing the kind of thing the film industry does for high end CGI, only now these techniques are being applied to building a gaming world all in real time. Node-based engines to go with the node-based industry standard packages like Maya and 3DSM. Ryse did something similar with it's importing of assets and dynamics straight to the engine. This looks like it's a level above that again. Can't wait to see more of this, and I wouldn't be shocked either if the footage seen here is in fact the console versions.
Commented on 2014-03-20 01:20:28
i dont see why people are falling for that crap again....we wont be getting games that look that good, not even on pc, the division wont look anywhere near like that when its released
Commented on 2014-03-20 01:21:30 In reply to droezelke
tbh i dont think this game needs 60fps to look good

the xbox one has no chance in hell of even looking half as good as this
Commented on 2014-03-20 01:22:06 In reply to marklola
Posted by marklola
i dont see why people are falling for that crap again....we wont be getting games that look that good, not even on pc, the division wont look anywhere near like that when its released
Based on what evidence? Please don't say Watchdogs as an example. It can't count for obvious reasons.
Commented on 2014-03-20 01:22:12 In reply to karaokequeen3
lol well dont be thinking your pc version will look like this tech demo lol

your version of watch dogs wont be looking like the tech demo that was shown at the reveal either
Commented on 2014-03-20 01:24:48 In reply to marklola
Posted by marklola
lol well dont be thinking your pc version will look like this tech demo lol

your version of watch dogs wont be looking like the tech demo that was shown at the reveal either
This is not a tech demo. It's the actual game. You're seeing the actual engine editor here.
Commented on 2014-03-20 09:43:10
Yeah i dont get why people think ubisoft wont deliver those graphics. Its crystal clear that consoles might not achieve these visuals but the pc version will definatly look like this. They even said that the pc version of watch dogs now even looks better than the 2012 demo while the ps4 version is the 2013 material. Just get it people pc is capable of fitting in three 4 terraflop gpus. Thats 12 terraflops of raw processing power. PS4 can achieve better graphics however but only if its a first party optimized to the metal.
Commented on 2014-03-20 10:59:24
Yeah, compared to Watch Dogs this game runs on a completely different engine that is designed from ground up for current-gen and everyone should know that launch titles never reach the full potential of the console hardware.
It certainly looks jaw dropping and I can't wait for more details about this gorgeous title.
Commented on 2014-03-23 10:18:43
oh wow
this is simulation such as real world

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