The Vanishing of Ethan Carter interactive 3D scans are astonishingly realistic

Tim's already told you why The Vanishing of Ethan Carter looks as good as it does. But as impressive as their photogrammetry looks in still pictures, it's the raw scans that really show how absurdly realistic the method can be. As proof, you need to see, admire and play with the collection of scanned 3D models released by dev team The Astronauts and embedded below. I guarantee it contains the sexiest moss you'll see all day.

For more, check out this in-depth dev blog by The Astronaut's Andrzej Poznanski. In it, he says things like "speaking of quality – these are raw unprocessed scans, and some of them are actually lower res than what we have in the game." Blimey.

(Ta, Angus Morrison )


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.