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marvel's guardians of the galaxy poster
marvel's guardians of the galaxy poster
marvel's guardians of the galaxy poster

d3t - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Eidos Montreal approached d3t to deliver a top-tier PC port for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The brief was clear: to bring the motley crew of fan-favourite heroes to audiences on PC, whilst pushing the limits of platform to get the most out of the game for fans.

The Challenge

A key factor to this project was ensuring that we created an experience that was not only right for PC players, but also one that respected and focused on a PC centric input.

We were also keen to align and maintain PC specifics against the console graphics pipeline and rendering, with the exception of delivering ray traced DXR graphics for the platform, beyond that of its console counterparts.

The Outcomes

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy offers a refreshing re-telling of a motley crew of fan-favourite heroes – a story which won Best Narrative at The Game Awards. Our work built upon this foundation to maximum effect, which included implementing features such as:

  • Developing the DX12 renderer in parity with console and adding fully customisable graphical and performance settings to scale for a wide range of hardware.
  • Adding PC specifics with technologies such as Nvidia DLSS2 and AMD FSR, 8k with rendering and support for large aspect multi-monitor/ultrawide displays.
  • Use of the d3t compatibility suite along with labs at Nvidia and AMD delivered validated performance on a broad range of hardware and issues ironed out across spectrum of drivers.
  • Store specifics were managed for three stores (Steam, Epic and Windows Store), this included for example platform specific implementations for achievements and storage.

The Results

What is extremely pleasing is that the results of our work have not gone unnoticed. From a client standpoint we have formed a strong working partnership with Eidos Montreal, which is emphasised through the positive feedback we have received from the team. Including from the Senior Technical Producer, who highlighted that:

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has been excellent project with a fantastic reception from players! 95% positive feedback on Steam! I am totally convinced that our collaboration with d3t is key to this success, it would have been a different result without this strong partnership, a solid team spirit between d3t and Eidos, but also with Nvidia! Thanks to d3t, for all the hard and professional work! This is a team success that everyone can be proud of!
Senior Technical Producer, Eidos Montreal 

This is a sentiment that is further supported by the overall reception Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has received from players and critics alike. Not only has it received a variety of awards for its story, gameplay, and soundtrack, but our work on the PC platform was also nominated at this year’s Canadian Video Games Awards within the Best PC category.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has also been commended through the critical reviews, with titles such as IGN (scored 8/10), PC Gamer (70/100), GamesRadar (4/5), GameSpot (7/10), and Metro (8/10) all placing the game in high regard, with some also identifying that the game ‘might be better than the movies'.

These critical successes coincide with a strong score of 78 on Metacritic for PC and an overwhelmingly 95% positive review score on Steam. Further highlighting the success that our work has had for our client Eidos Montreal.

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