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The water of Bioshock

The water of Bioshock

2K Games releases a new video of Bioshock, showcasing all the different effects used to represent water in the game. Needless to say, it looks gorgeous. And be aware that water will look the same, be it on PC or X360, with or without DX10. 2K also took the time to make an interview of two Irrational employees, Stephan Alexander, FX Artist, et Jesse Johnson, Graphics Programmer, explaining how they managed to create all these terrific water effects.

The Water of Bioshock

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Commented on 2007-05-01 01:14:08
That water is really spectacular, I cant wait to buy this!
Commented on 2007-05-01 01:27:21
With water effects this great, why not throw in a water monster or a transluscent enemy?
Commented on 2007-05-01 01:37:47
Those water effects are amazing. I also love the atmosphere of the game; it is my personal belief that the atmosphere of a game can either make it a good or bad game.
Commented on 2007-05-01 01:43:16
That was Amazing, I can't wait to get my hands on this game.
Commented on 2007-05-01 02:49:38
Looks awful........NOT!

That looks amazing :D
Commented on 2007-05-01 03:05:10
Is that UnrealEngine 3 power?
Commented on 2007-05-01 03:47:59
Great looking water...you can tell all developers would love to get their hands on the work they have done with their water system....that interview was a good read, thanx!
Commented on 2007-05-01 04:35:22
Looks great, but not on the scale Hydroengine plans to be.
Commented on 2007-05-01 07:43:37
It looks fantastic and all, but it's not dynamic. Not one developer has tried to tackle dynamic water yet; and when they do, then they'll have my attention.
Commented on 2007-05-01 08:15:08
I would expect a game that takes place under water to have fantastic looking water.
Commented on 2007-05-01 10:20:22
Agreed with hat. Of course this looks impressive, but I'd like to really see the roaring, intimidating power of water for a change. Like opening a door and suddenly being blasted with a mini-tsunami.
Commented on 2007-05-01 10:29:05
Damn thats some nice water effects. The atmosphere is in this game is just amazing.
Commented on 2007-05-01 14:16:52
51 seconds in on the steps

WOW thats all i can say,most impressive water ever in any game
Commented on 2007-05-01 19:37:40
Really nice water.
Commented on 2007-05-02 02:36:20 In reply to hat
Posted by hat
It looks fantastic and all, but it's not dynamic. Not one developer has tried to tackle dynamic water yet; and when they do, then they'll have my attention.
Check this out.

Commented on 2007-05-02 06:35:40 In reply to Dench
Posted by Dench
Check this out.

Excellent! There is hope! Too bad there's not much info on it though, eg. video showing its capabilities...but it's something I will keep my eye on.
Commented on 2007-05-02 11:33:19
I picked up a copy of Xbox World 360 magazine yesterday, and Hydrophobia is featured on page 80. The writer has obviously seen the game running, and from what he has writen, it looks like they really do have what they are claiming - he basically says it's "the worlds greatest water" - and the screen shots back it up. I still want to see in running in video form - but the article has pretty much convinced me that they do have this engine working.

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