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Prototype Game Preview – Modelling New York

By January 18, 2008 2 Comments

Michael from sent us in an interesting link to a movie detailing a new game entitled Prototype by Radical Entertainment.

Of note is the 1:1 recreation of New York City with developers taking 22,000 photos to get it right, capturing the city as it was in 2007. The movie below provides both a preview of the game and an interview with the developers:

Capturing a city requires a photographic survey, but once the 22,000 photos are in place it can create a unique archive of the city at the point of creation. Combine this with open game play and its looking like an impressive digital version of New York.

The game is scheduled for release on PC, PS3 and XBox 360 in 2008 – date yet to be confirmed.

Thanks for the info Michael…


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  • MrCamper says:

    ok, that’s cool. Wonder just hoiw much of NY is mapped and modeled?

    You might check out PLW modelworks and thier uber modeled cities as well ………

    …citywide models ar a big thing right now for real-time apps both for serious games and jff games(just for fun)

  • Ian says:

    There’s a new video featurette about the blackwatch units in the game at Prototype Game