Last week, the 0.25.8 Hermes update for the space MMORPG Dual Universe was released, bringing the first of the planned visual effects (VFX) improvements achieved through the PopcornFX integration. In the new video, the developers clearly showed what exactly has changed at the moment.
The latest Hermes update has improved the following elements:
- Tools: Harvesting, Mining, Direction Detector, Scanners, Ground Element Deployment, Refueling, Maneuvering, Leveling, Build Mode Tools.
- Industries: assembly lines, refiners, electronics, chemical industry, refining, glass furnace, smelting furnace, cellular refiner, printer, locksmith work.
- Decorative designs: plants, holograms.
- Misc: arkship effects, elevators, elemental explosion.
“Our goal with VFX is to apply them to virtually every aspect of the game; sometimes they can be quite noticeable, while others can be so subtle that they are almost invisible. Layering adds the necessary depth to make the game well-designed, ”the developers explained.
The team promises to continue introducing new visuals to improve gameplay, including piloting and PVP, and breathe more life into some of the old elements while adding new ones. We are also working on improving the interface.