Yesterday, a press release announced that Trion Worlds licensed CloakWorks’ Shroud technology, which will let the team spruce up their graphic shinies for Storm Legion. Specifically, those shiny cloaks we’re going to be getting our hands on. The technology will likely affect other areas of gameplay as well. This information is available on a Massively article, as well as on CloakWorks’ official site.
For those unfamiliar with Shroud technology, this video was released just today on CloaksWorks’ site. It’s a tech demo of a cowboy duster in action:
Here is a section of the article found on CloakWorks’ site:
“Ever since RIFT’s launch, one of the most requested visual features we get from our players is for capes. CloakWorks is the go-to source for this technology,” said Scott Hartsman, Executive Producer, “It was even easier to use than we had hoped and we’re very happy with the result.”
“RIFT features innovative gameplay and stunning art direction that make it stand out among MMO games,” said Joe van den Heuvel, founder and President of CloakWorks. “Shroud will help the team take its vision for Rift even further by giving adding new level of realism to its dramatic characters and environments.”
Read the full article here. Sounds promising!