As you explore Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you may have come across some lovely cherry blossoms. But these trees aren’t just gorgeous contributions to Hyrule’s lush environments; they can also reveal the locations of the many caves scattered across the map.
Fun fact: There’s an entire company dedicated to helping game developers create believable trees. SpeedTree offers developers a huge library of trees as well as tools that let them quickly make their own, and its tech has appeared in everything from The Witcher 3 to Forza to Destiny. Which video game trees are the best,…