Square Enix surprised the world today announcing the Luminous Engine. The Luminous Engine is the first known graphics engine for the next generation of game consoles. Square showed off tech demo's and claimed that the engine will be available to external developers. The engine is said to even reduce development costs by up to 30% alongside reducing dev cycles. The engine hopes to be state of the art offering photo realism on the next line of consoles.
Square revealed what their engine is capable of doing. Which could indicate what the next gen systems will be capable of.
Above is the screenshot from the Luminous Engine. Below is the comparison between the engine's version and real life.
A few minutes ago I broke the story of the new Men In Black game which is said to be coming to Next-generation consoles. Of course there seems to be two ways to interpret that announcement. On Twitter some developers and press are saying its from the upcoming generation of consoles but else where people are claiming it is just 360/PS3. Both explanations are possible based on what has been officially announced. When Activision comments saying which consoles the title is headed for I'll clarify.
But right now this is the second story involving the graphical capabilities of next gen systems and unlike Men in Black this is for sure. Whats your thoughts!
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