Nature is at the heart of Avalanche Studios' games, whether it's the tropical islands of Just Cause or the wasteland in Mad Max. To successfully recreate vegetation, water and skies in our huge open world games, our developers look closely at the real thing. Recently, we took it one step further by traveling to the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica. We went there to record reference material for future games, but also to give back to an environment that has given us so much inspiration over the years. We think it's an interesting process that we wanted to share with you, so we cut together this 5 minute video showcasing different aspects of recreating nature in video games. Enjoy!