The presentation describes Physically Based Lighting Pipeline of Killzone : Shadow Fall - Playstation 4 launch title. The talk covers studio transition to a new asset creation pipeline, based on physical properties. Moreover it describes light rendering systems used in new 3D engine built from grounds up for upcoming Playstation 4 hardware. A novel real time lighting model, simulating physically accurate Area Lights, will be introduced, as well as hybrid - ray-traced / image based reflection system.
We believe that physically based rendering is a viable way to optimize asset creation pipeline efficiency and quality. It also enables the rendering quality to reach a new level that is highly flexible depending on art direction requirements.