March 3, 2012, 21:00

Spot The Difference Between Reality And Fox Engine

By Dave Irwin, Sub-Editor

You may have heard a long time ago that Kojima Productions were working on a new graphics engine dubbed “Fox Engine”. For the first time ever, we can actually look at it. Presented for your attention is a look at a board room. Not exactly the most thrilling of settings, but in order to be able to tell the level of detail, Kojima Productions decided to use a real world setting.

Spot The Difference Between Reality And Fox Engine

But wait, which one is reality and which one is computer generated? Would it surprise you that there is only one really obvious tell between the two images? I’ll let you figure this out before you get to the bottom of the article. But for now, here are some more images of the same board room, only now featuring a majestic horse. It even looks good in a nocturnal setting!

Spot The Difference Between Reality And Fox Engine

How is this possible? According to Kojima Productions, “no lightmaps are used in the rendering process” meaning that movable objects such as our test horse, “can be lit so that they naturally blend with the environment.” Colour me completely and utterly impressed.

By the way, if you said that A was the Fox Engine, you need to take a closer look at the second picture frame from the left hand side and compare it to image B. You’ll see that A has glare from the flash of the camera. Nice try though!