Love Letter: Bloom Lighting
Professing our passion for one of gaming’s graphical touches.
Dear bloom lighting effects,
We love you.
Yes, some others might take you for granted. After all, adept developers have been courting your signature glow for streetlamps and taillights in some of our favorite racing games, like Asphalt 8: Airborne, for years. It’s almost expected now.
How could we ever overlook your radiating presence, though? Not when it adds pop and polish to any light source and transforms any scene. We know you’re modest, but the proof is in the pudding, and just look at these before and after screenshots.
There you are, emitting, casting, glaring—nay, announcing yourself to us—every sunrise, sunset, flashlight, and electronic sign beautified by the touch of your rich luminosity. And you’re just as good on the inside as you are the outside—we can plainly see the way you shine up a cutting-edge interior in Modern Combat: Versus.
We thank you, bloom lighting. May you continue to elevate games with your trademark ambience, and may we never take you for granted.