Hi guys,lately i discuss about a game with a friend of mine who has a good story for game making. We have reach an obstacle and that is that he wants to have many npcs in a scene because it takes place in a stadium. Knowing that you can’t have many npc characters in a scene/lvl, how can I achieve it though. Below you can see an image from hitman 2 which is what we want to achieve.
I know from first hand that I cant have many npcs around for performance’s reasons because at the current game that I work for, we tried to put many npcs and the FPS went down to 10. Of course one of the reasons for that is that our models(under our directors’s orders)have 45-60k polygons,plus these npcs were Blueprints. Any tip will be appreciated.