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E3 2012 – Square-Enix Unleashes Their Next-Gen ‘Luminous’ Engine On Us Ordinary Folk

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With Epic Games firing the opening salvo in the next-generation war on visuals, it had seemed like it would only be a matter of time until one of the regulars Crytek/id Software/DICE would start firing back; showing us all what to expect from their graphical middleware in the next-generation of consoles and PC hardware.

No, instead it was Final Fantasy developers Square-Enix who responded to the call – showing off their next-gen ready ‘Luminous’ engine; a piece of technical wizardary that truly aims to bridge the gap between in-game and pre-rendered visuals.  Despite the crazy amount of graphical complexity here, the engine is seemingly hugely scalable; able to run on everything from low-powered mobile devices, all the way up to the next-generation of consoles.

Have a peek at the tech demo below and see what you think.

I think it looks amazing, quite frankly:

The Luminious Engine will be the graphics technology that will power the majority of Square-Enix’s titles for next-generation consoles and PC.  Expect to see and hear more soon.

Written by bitsnark

June 6, 2012 at 7:10 am

E3 2012 – Star Wars ‘1313’ Footage Airs On GTTV – Looks Very Pretty Indeed

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When the Star Wars 1313 announcement was made a week or so ago a lot of folks, including myself, groaned at the premise of having a Bounty Hunter title set in the Star Wars universe.

I mean, after all, the last one just turned out so well.  Spolier: It didn’t.

Now with the first footage now on the interweb as the result of a GameTrailers TV reveal, I feel I am now in the position to say two things.

Firstly, the game appears to have gone down the cover shooter route and doesn’t look particularly relevatory in doing so.  Secondly, it looks absolutely fucking gorgeous and is currently being run on a high-end PC rig with some seriously high-end shit inside of it.  To that end, it looks like that the game will likely arrive on next-gen consoles, rather than the current lot of creaky things.

The footage is embedded below:

Star Wars 1313 (possibly a codename), is likely due to release on both PC and next-gen console systems sometime in late 2013/early 2014.


Written by bitsnark

June 6, 2012 at 7:01 am

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