Bungie’s Destiny is powered by Umbra

Bungie’s upcoming scifi-shooter Destiny will use Umbra’s Umbra 3 technology, the Finnish software developer has announced.

Umbra 3 is the latest product in a series of visibility solutions. The middleware boosts graphics performance with automatic occluder generation and software-based occlusion culling, and has been used in such titles as Mass Effect 3, Alan Wake and Guild Wars 2.

According to Umbra, the company has been working closely with Bungie, and many of Umbra 3’s features were developed with feedback from Bungie’s engineering team.

The long-rumored Destiny was announced last Sunday. The game is currently in development for PS3 and Xbox 360, though other platforms are also a possibility.