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Call of Duty ®: Ghosts takes advantage of the Umbra 3 Visibility Solution

Technology helps deliver new level of detailed and dynamic worlds

Helsinki, Finland - November 7th, 2013 –Umbra Software today announced that Activision Publishing, Inc.  has licensed the Umbra 3 Visibility Solution for use  in Call of Duty®: Ghosts, developed by Activision’s award-winning studio Infinity Ward. 

Using the Umbra 3 Visibility Solution, the team at Infinity Ward was able to further enhance the visually rich and immersive environments – delivering varying view distances and higher amounts of detail.  The new Call of Duty engine also utilizes Umbra’s automatic visibility determination to process more geometric and shader complexity on next-generation hardware and PC than what has been possible on previous hardware.

“Call of Duty is revered for creating truly immersive experiences and epic gameplay that always runs at 60 frames-per-second. So we are thrilled to work with the incredible talent at Infinity Ward as they usher in the next-generation with Call of Duty: Ghosts,” said Otso Mäkinen, Chief Technology Officer, Umbra Software.

The Umbra technology helps game engines process massively higher object counts in-game, particularly on next-gen platforms, by automatic early rejection of objects that are not visible. Umbra’s multi-core architecture provides accurate visibility information for the game view in a matter of milliseconds, helping save GPU costs and freeing up valuable resources for developers to create richer environments for gamers to enjoy.

The Umbra 3 Visibility Solution is available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 4, Xbox 360 game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows and iOS platforms.

For more information, please contact

Umbra Software

Developer Relations Manager

Thomas Puha ( Thomas@umbrasoftware.com)


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About Umbra Software

Umbra Software Ltd. is a graphics software technology company founded in 2007 and

based in Helsinki, Finland. Umbra Software specializes in occlusion culling, visibility and rendering

optimization technology and provides middleware for all major console hardware platforms, mobile devices

and the PC.


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