With the Alpha version already on its way we have sat down to discuss some possible questions the Art Tem would like to reconsider. The art style, mostly in texturing. The original idea was a sub cartoony feel which would Mix in between World of WarCraft and Legend of Zelda: OoT. Recent Eye's we've had on E3 have pushed us to change our minds. With the new screenshots of Kill Zone for the PSP showing that we could implore more detail than we currently are.
Recently we placed a sample shot of what LOD we had planned to use but what we've learned... We may be capable of much, much more. In both texture and geometry (Strictly PSP)
This was what we believed to be a high frame rate LOD (the PSP engine added grass and assorted foliage to the terrain) In fact, our new optoimizations occluders ect. we can now double almost tripple the polygon count and still retain 30 to 60 frames per second
We have one big questions to ask though, should we do with our art style? Continue with the cartoony approach or should we upgrade to a more realistic grungy art style?