Alright, I'm sure we've all seen someone try and do an outdoor area, obscurity, painful shadows. Usually these areas are flat planes, a few logs in the ground and trees with a skybox. Pretty shit, usually very small.
I plan to change that.
The area for AWE that is outdoors already dwarfs any other outdoor map yet created, yet offers detail and beauty and true landscaping without custom models or terrain, and to that scale. It utilizes custom trees and that's it.
The planned area for this map is about the size of the plains of whiterun, and I will fill this area with kool, beautiful aesthetics and stuff to do. Challenging, yes, but I'd say I'm the best mapper for outdoor areas for Amnesia.
Now, the sheer scale of this outdoor map will push HPL2 to it's limits - maybe even beyond, seriously. I originally tested it with very simple maps that had a plane of about 200x200 size and they worked well, performance wise etc yet I was very unsatisfied with mapping, hence how good it has become. Keeping it up for massive areas will be the challenging part, but it will be worth it.