Think the Australian sky in Forza Horizon 3 looks real? That's because it is the real sky
Developer Playground Games decided to photograph the real Australian sky to put in the upcoming open-world racing game Forza Horizon 3, with the help of a 12K HDR (High Dynamic Range) camera.
The UK-based Playground Games took that camera rig to the Australian Outback to take pictures of the real sky. The UK Microsoft blog states (opens in new tab):
The final result is meant to give the game a sky that uses real light more realistically compared to normal skyboxes. It wasn't all relaxing and taking pictures, however. The Australian Outback was also filled with deadly spiders during this shoot:
Forza Horizon 3 is out on September 27 for the Xbox One console and Windows 10 PCs. A free Xbox One demo is already available.
- Download Forza Horizon 3 demo from the Xbox Store (opens in new tab)
- Pre-order full game at Xbox Store (opens in new tab)
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I was just telling my wife of my plans to nuke our house tomorrow due to a couple of spiders I saw that were shooting the breeze around the house.