On April 14th, 1912, the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank in the early hours of April 15th. Exactly 104 years later, Vintage Digital Revival, developer of Titanic: Honor and Glory, released a video of the ship sinking in real time. The video went viral, and it currently holds over 28 million views on YouTube. Today, on the anniversary of the sinking, the developers released a behind-the-scenes look at that video and also talked about how they have updated it from its original form.
The developer of Titanic: Honor and Glory has been absolutely adamant that the game will be as historically accurate as possible, even down to the position of the stars in the sky on the night the ship went down. In order to stay true to the actual events, the new animation now includes changes to how the lights behaved during the sinking of the ship and adds ropes that were not present in the original video. The amount of detail going into this game, both in the animation and its attention to historical detail, is staggering.
Sadly, this final animation of the sinking of the ship will not be revealed until Titanic: Honor and Glory is released. While the game does not have a release date, it does have a website that has some gorgeous screenshots from the game and a demo for both PC and VR.
You can check out the behind-the-scenes video below with all of the updates to the game’s animation.