NVIDIA has officially dipped its toes into the modding world. That’s right: the GPU manufacturer announced yesterday that it’s developed a mod for Fallout 4 called Vault 1080 and it’ll be available to download tomorrow. It adds a new vault to the game that comes fully equipped with “super-advanced lighting and shadows”. It includes some story elements as well.
According to NVIDIA, the mod will feature all kinds of visual improvements and goodies, mostly centred on lighting and shadows.
“Vault 1080 is an official NVIDIA mod, and as such packs a serious technological punch. Volumetric lighting features extensively – in ways not seen in the standard game – while shadows are more realistic and velvety than ever. This is thanks to HBAO+ and its control of ambient occlusion, which creates authentic depths anywhere a light source is blocked, no matter how small or fleeting.”
The mod doesn’t just serve to show off what NVIDIA can accomplish visually – it also adds a new quest line filled with crazies who are really into dark, sick things. Also, added mysteries and important choices.
“This is a big mod – equal in size to the other vaults spread across the commonwealth – with its own brand new questline. And it’s a Fallout vault like you’ve never seen before.
It’s certainly taken its toll on its occupants. They’ve become a congregation that embraces the darkness and sickness, and they’ve done it – so they believe – to survive. They’re not the friendliest bunch. But is the whole thing built on lies? The truth is deep within Vault 1080, through a whole lot of fearful mystery. Find it and decide for yourself whether the monsters deserve their salvation… or not.”