As a part of their quest to revolutionize the way gamers think about MMORPG’s, NCSoft and ArenaNet have added some of the latest technologies to give players the best possible experience.
Arenanet has stepped outside of the confines of just the game, developing a unique app for use with Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touches. Whether it’s scheduling meetings with friends already in game or simply maintaing social connections, the app allows gamers to view friends locations on the world map, chat with guild mates and get updates all in real time.
Future plans include live access to the auction house and direct access to all the friends list functions.
Best of all, the app will be completely free.
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround & Havoc Physics
Immerse yourself in Guild Wars 2 with full NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround. Developers are embracing NVIDIA’s technologies for the most advanced game play experience possible. While you may question the use of a triple monitor 3D setup for a simple MMORPG, Guild Wars 2 offers some incredibly beautiful and detailed scenery that make the 3D experience eye popping.
Topping it off, Arenanet has employed the used of Physics technology via Havok, allowing for a completely unique environment experience. From running through fields with individual blades of grass moving with the wind, to directed attacks on solid objects that shatter off in different directions, the addition of Physics into the updated Guild Wars engine really helps to enhance the overall immersion into the game and into your character’s story.
Given its minimum systems specs and the buttery smooth playback we viewed on the test systems, both of these eyecandy updates shouldn’t require an unobtainable rig either.