There’s plenty to be excited about in Days Gone, but its snow simulation may just be the most realistic ever. On the surface, there’s not much to this video: it consists of six minutes of Deacon St. John standing out in the cold. But if you let it play, you’ll notice how the scene gradually begins to change, as snow sticks to the ground and slowly starts to pile up.

It’s impressive technology without any shadow of a doubt, and we’re probably not breaking any embargoes when we say that rain acts in a similar way. Even neater is that the weather actually has an affect on gameplay, with snow muffling the protagonist’s footsteps and even altering the behaviour of enemies. Nifty stuff, no?

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