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At a Japanese press conference this weekend, Square Enix showed off its new engine for next-generation games, called Luminous.

The engine is designed with DirectX 11 support, and, according to a report by Game Watch (via EDGE), is capable of cloth and fluid simulation, realtime reflections, and new methods of detailing 3D models.
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Unlike in the west, Japanese developers still have the habit of developing games from scratch, or using some proprietary engine only a particular studio owns.

Square-Enix tried to make things easier by making an engine some time ago called Crystal Tools, but I guess they'll drop that in favor of this new one.
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Unlike in the west, Japanese developers still have the habit of developing games from scratch, or using some proprietary engine only a particular studio owns.
And a bad habit of thinking graphics are more important than gameplay. Well, Square-Enix at least, not necessarily all Japanese developers.
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Non-HD is a terrible way to showcase this but you can clearly see it looks amazing.
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Looks good. I want to see more.
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If this means running down straight corridors again for hours on end, No Thanx :/
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If this means running down straight corridors again for hours on end, No Thanx :/
If this means a photo-realistic Just Cause 3, yes please.
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we went through this same new engine hype ramping up to final Fantasy 13 and 14.
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I don't care if the gameplay is terrible, I'm buying whatever game that looks like this.
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Wow.
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I don't care if the gameplay is terrible, I'm buying whatever game that looks like this.
And ppl like you are the reason we can't have nice things :/
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