As far as we know openage will focus 2d engine primarily but will have 3d support at the same time. By the time AoE4 comes out what does openage developers plans to do? Is it possible to have support for AoE2 and AoE4 at the same time or just restrict to genie engine titles only?
3D is not really a priority for the near future. We don’t even know how AoE4 will work internally, so the chances that we will support it are very low. The focus will always be on the 2D titles.
Wasn’t there some 3d models test? Is 2d + 3d support possible? Will it be performance taxing or something?
Wasn’t there some 3d models test?
We have tested the sprite generation from 3D models, but I don’t know how well these models would work as actual in-game models. That would have to be figured out.
Is 2d + 3d support possible? Will it be performance taxing or something?
It is possible, but 3D is more challenging to get performant. On top of that, 3D worlds work differently from 2D worlds because they have different constraints and people have more expectations about it, e.g. hitboxing. The gameplay might have to be slightly tweaked to make this work.
So we can do it, but it only becomes relevant when we have nothing more to do for the 2D stuff