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March 10th, 2017 Copenhagen

Better performance and crisper colors with new ‘Engine Room’-update.

Performance is key when making a difference in World War 2 as portrayed in the MMOFPS Heroes & Generals. This is something the game developers at Reto-Moto are acutely aware of and one of the major reasons for introducing a new render engine for the game.

“Our community has been very active and helpful in testing the new render on our prototype servers. We have seen a 20 percent framerate improvement on average, and 70 percent of the players that took part in latest test of the new render reported either a better or much better performance,” says Henning Semler, Lead Render Programmer and co-founder of Reto-Moto.

Heroes & Generals is running on its own proprietary technology called Retox. The ‘Engine Room’-update is the result of a complete rewrite of the render engine optimizing it for a modern dataflow by using advanced multi-threading techniques so it better utilizes multiple CPU-cores, improving game performance.

Another reason that Heroes & Generals is seeing a general boost in performance is the decision to end support for DirectX 9 based graphics cards as the old technology in part served as a hindrance to game performance. 

Heroes & Generals now supports mixed resolution rendering making it possible for players to keep the user interface at a higher resolution while playing with low resolution gameplay setting to further increase performance on low spec computers.

In addition to the improvements in performance, the ‘Engine Room’-update also introduces a new tone mapping system providing crisper and more saturated colors in the game. As well as Temporal Anti-Aliasing giving players a more stable image with less pixel flicker when in motion.

As part of the ‘Engine Room’-update players also have been given the option to try out a new DirectX 12 experimental setting.

Heroes & Generals is now translated into Brazilian Portuguese bringing the total number of language options for the game to nine.
 

The full changelog for the ‘Engine Room’-update can be found here.
 
Press assets for Heroes & Generals are available here.

 

For further information, media and interviews:

Thomas Berger, PR Manager: [email protected], Phone: +45 3393 1070

 

About Heroes & Generals

Heroes & Generals is the ultimate WW2 game. A free-to-play MMOFPS, where Germany, the United States and the Soviet Union fight for victory in one grand, persistent online war fought by players across the world with access to a huge arsenal of vehicles and weapons. You fight and make friends as a team and as part of a huge and growing community. No matter if you play as Infantry, Tank crew, Fighter pilot, Paratrooper, Recon or as a General taking strategic decisions – everything you do makes a difference in the war.

Heroes & Generals has over 10 million players and is available for PC at HeroesAndGenerals.com.

About Reto-Moto

Reto-Moto is an independent game studio based in Copenhagen and established in 2008 by the original founders of IO Interactive and the creators of the Hitman series.

 

Links

Website:  www.heroesandgenerals.com

Steam Store page:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/227940

Twitch:  http://www.twitch.tv/heroesandgenerals

Facebook®:  https://www.facebook.com/HeroesAndGenerals

Twitter®: @heroesngenerals

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/HeroesandGenerals