Sage Game Engine
new game engine that will give us super looking game graphics was
developed by EA Pacific. It uses Westwood's W3D rendering
technology, developed for CNC: Renegade, on top of a brand new 3D
engine. This will allow for dynamic lighting that casts realistic
shadows and impressive reflections on most objects. Spectacular
visual effects are now possible with the Sage engine powering the
game. One example of a unique effect is the stop-camera motion.
Blow up a gas station, for instance, and the action will freeze in
mid-explosion, and the camera will quickly pan around the
environment, revealing pieces of debris and shrapnel suspended in
the air, before the action promptly resumes. Another impressive
feature of the Sage technology is the way it renders smoke. While
that might not seem like a big deal, seeing a city smoldering
after an exhausting battle is a sight to behold.
new engine will also allow game missions to take place during
different times of the day, with realistic lighting changes, etc.