COLUMBIA, SC – Destiny, Bungie’s highly anticipated mythic science-fiction action universe, will integrate SpeedTree® for Games into its futuristic worlds to enhance one of the title’s artistic themes of nature ascending over mankind’s lost worlds.
“We’re very pleased that Bungie chose to feature SpeedTree in Destiny’s unique vision of overgrown futuristic worlds,” notes Michael Sechrest, President of SpeedTree developer Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. “Bungie had very specific needs and challenges for Destiny, including scalability from current to next-generation hardware. SpeedTree was designed with these sorts of requirements in mind.”
Destiny is being developed by Bungie, is published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and is one of the most anticipated games for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Developed by critically-acclaimed developer Bungie, creators of the blockbuster Halo® series, Destiny casts players as Guardians of the last city on Earth, who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system wielding incredible power to reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. Destiny’s saga unfolds through grand tales and sweeping adventures by immersing gamers in a bold new world filled with cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected in a persistent online universe. For more information, visit http://www.destinythegame.com or http://www.bungie.net.
SpeedTree for Games, winner of a Front Line Award for middleware, delivers amazingly natural real-time trees and plants with seamless LOD transitions, an array of lighting, physics and wind effects, as well as an SDK that can be programmed to support any level of engine integration. SpeedTree includes SpeedTree Modeler, which offers a unique hybrid of hand and procedural modeling options and has been used in countless games and a growing list of movies, including Avatar. SpeedTree was created by Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. (IDV), founded in 1999 to develop graphic and visualization tools for a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.speedtree.com.
Halo is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft is not the publisher of Destiny. Activision has no affiliation with Halo.