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Embracing Art Performance on 'Diablo IV'

Evan Edwards  (Senior Technical Artist I, Graphics, Blizzard Entertainment)

Location: Room 2006, West Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Performance: a word that conjures up many emotions for the average game-artist and can often breed conflict in production. But with the right approach, optimization can be something that the team embraces as part of the development process.

Diablo IV shipped to critical acclaim in its technical strength and performance across a wide variety of hardware, but the journey to get to that point was full of trial-and-error, teamwide initiatives, and no shortage of hard work. Join Senior Technical Artist Evan Edwards as he talks about a cultural approach to optimization, and how developers can make performance less of a dirty word on their teams.


Attendees will receive a break down of how Diablo IV approached performance optimization for a complicated, loot-driven ARPG, and learn different strategies for getting artists invested in performance even early in production and a cohesive look at how performance-optimization can fit into artist workflows.

Intended Audience

Technical Artists, Producers, Tech Directors, Art Leads, Art Directors , or any developer who values performance optimization and wants to help their team to succeed at it. No significant prior technical knowledge needed.

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