The upcoming racing game GT Sport for the Playstation 4 includes a powerful in-game photography tool, Scapes. As I wrote elsewhere, gamers don’t play this kind of games to sublimate their death drive, but rather too take pictures. The good news is that Scapes looks like the Canon Mark IV of all photo modes. In-game photographers will be able to adjust shutter speed and aperture like the pros, distort the camera lens, add film grain and several others special effects. Among other things, it features more than 1,000 backdrops and a flotilla of filters. As Sony explains,
Each photo spot contains all the light energy information of that scene as data. Even the incredible brightness of the Sun is physically recorded and contained in each of these photos; and because each image also contains spacial information for that scene, it is now possible to ‘place’ cars into real world photographs.
The resulting images can be uploaded to Instagram and Facebook with the touch of a button.