Batman Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Batmobile Video Showcases “Smoking” Effects

Nvidia has just released a second video for Batman Arkham Knight which details the incredible effects NVIDIA GameWorks brings to the Batmobile.

Destructible objects such as fences, guard rails, and trees fall to pieces when you run into them. Smoke and fog pours out of the Batmobile, as you race and fight your way through the streets of Gotham.

It’s Batman: Arkham Knight, The Way It’s Meant to Be Played

The video demonstartes how NVIDIA GameWorks' GPU accelerated Interactive Smoke & Fog PhysX effects greatly enhance Batman's armored ride and its weapons. Like the effects shown last week, each can be manipulated by movement, environmental conditions and external forces, and move realistically around and across surfaces. This is particularly evident when the Batmobile simultaneously attacks and moves, affecting the smoke from its canon and missiles. The video also gives a better look at the particle shadows cast by Batmobile GPU-accelerated tire smoke, which further increases image quality.


You can view NVIDIA's first Batman Arkham Knight GaneWorks video below, as well as the effects presented further down:

Effects presented in GeForce GTX PC tech trailer:

  • Interactive Smoke & Fog utilizes the many CUDA Cores on your GeForce GTX PC to render interactive particle effects that would impossible to create on a CPU. Each effect can be manipulated by character movement, environmental conditions and external forces, and moves realistically around and across surfaces. Such effects are further enhanced by Particle Shadow Mapping, enabling particle self-shadowing and the casting of shadows on surfaces.
  • Like Interactive Smoke & Fog, Interactive Paper Debris uses the power of modern NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs to render pieces of paper and other pieces of debris that react realistically to character movement, environmental conditions and external forces, heightening immersion as Batman and friends battle thugs.
  • Enhanced Rain is a new NVIDIA GameWorks effect created specially for Batman: Arkham Knight. Using the extra performance available on PCs, the new visual effect spawns additional rain particles with simulated velocity when Batman’s cape opens for flight. For a real world comparison, quickly close and re-open a wet umbrella and observe how the droplets of water shoot off with some force.

Batman Arkham Knight pre-loads are open on Xbox Live, and we finally get to learn the download size of the title. Rocksteady also released trailers for both the Harley Quinn Story Pack and the Red Hood Story Pack, and they both feature some great gameplay glimpses of the two characters in action.

The latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight showcases the PS4 Exclusive Contents, and features some never before seen footage which is definitely worth a look.

Rocksteady Studios have recently revealed the Batman Arkham Knight Dark Knight Returns and Batman Beyond character skins available via the Gotham’s Future Skin Pack, which will be available to all who pre-orders Batman Arkham Knight at any participating retailer.

A new developer diary which focuses on the design of the characters in Batman Arkham Knight, has been made available that goes into deep detail on some of the game’s key characters, as well as a new live-action trailer titled “Be The Batman”.

Rocksteady has released a great Arkham Insider episode for Batman Arkham Knight, which offers an in-depth look at the dual-play feature in action. The video showcases an amazing battle as Batman teams up with Nightwing to take down a whole room of enemies. The video continues with a bit Q & A which discusses some interesting aspects of  the game.

The amazing "Those who follow you" trailer for Batman Arkham Knight revealed a new weapon called the Disruptor. This new gadget has been tailored to meet the challenges of Gotham City’s vast landscape through its long-range capabilities, and provides options that bolster Batman’s ability to control engagements like never before.

Warner Bros and Rocksteady have recently revealed the voice talent behind the iconic characters in Batman Arkham Knight, as well as the identity of Batgirl.

Batman Arkham Knight PC System Requirements were revealed, and they do seem pretty demanding. Sefton Hill, Game Director of Batman Arkham Knight and co-founder of Rocksteady Games recently confirmed on Twitter that the game will definitely be releasing on June 23 2015, promising no more delays. Batman Arkham Knight is set to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We will bring you any new information prior to its release as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous Batman: Arkham Knight coverage for more information on the game, here and here.



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