How can the survival sandbox of Fractured Veil recreate the lush jungle of Hawaii without turning computers into campfires? The answer is level streaming, as explained in a very short video. The whopping 56 seconds of footage talks up this new tech, which allows the game to render a fully realized tropical biome without requiring every single detail to be loaded into memory; you’d need 64GB of RAM and a 24GB GPU to run the game otherwise.
Meanwhile, the sandbox’s newest patch talks up several added feature improvements including a more robust construction UI; improvements to siege mechanics that include bug fixes to mutant spawning; some additional graphics changes to improve fog, lighten the night a bit, and make prettier flowers; and further improvements to construction, vendors, and gameplay. Finally, the game has integrated into the Epic Games Store and will use Easy Anti-Cheat to corral bad actors.