First applied to video gaming in Crytek and Electronic Arts’ 2007 Windows game, Crysis, SSAO is a rendering technique that adds more realistic detail and depth in graphics. Here it is, as used in Modern Combat 5, in GIF-powered action:
A couple of other GIFs demonstrating Modern Combat 5′s use of SSAO are included in the image gallery here.
Modern Combat 5 is also said to feature other rendering techniques, including depth of field, real-time shadows, and water effects.
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We first heard from Gameloft about Modern Combat 5 when it released a teaser trailer for the game for last years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The game was then expected to come out in 2013, but the game publisher later postponed the launch to 2014.
The official title of the game, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, was announced just last April.
Early last month, Gameloft announced that Modern Combat 5 would have a unified progression system and that the game would not offer any in-app purchases.
Modern Combat 5 was last teased by Gameloft with the above teaser trailer released in time for this year’s E3, which was held earlier this month.