NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
At Remedy Entertainment, we have always been committed to using our own in-house technology, Northlight, to power most of our games.
We spoke with the people who work with Northlight every day, our developers and the people who make Remedy's games, on what working with in-house technology means for them, and how Northlight keeps evolving.
Northlight is a comprehensive game engine that, like every game engine, has a unique take on workflows and data pipelines. It has modern rendering technology, offers comprehensive solutions for most - if not all - areas of game development, and it can be used to make games for multiple console platforms and PC.
The developers of Remedy's Northlight engine discuss how having their own proprietary engine allows them to tailor workflows and pipelines to suit their team's needs, resulting in unique and standout features in their games. They also emphasize the importance of collaboration, creating a cohesive environment, and the human element of Northlight. The team has retired their legacy editor and adopted USD for their content pipelines, complementing the game engine's data-orientated model. The studio is committed to keeping their technology competitive and meaningful for their game projects, with each game acting as proof of their commitment to their technology.