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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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Looks good. I want to see more.
 

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And a bad habit of thinking graphics are more important than gameplay. Well, Square-Enix at least, not necessarily all Japanese developers.

How so? Final Fantasy XIII and XIV aren't the only games that Square's done this generation and even then there's no proof that they've prioritized graphics over gameplay.

If anything it's just the creative minds behind the aforementioned two games aren't doing their jobs well, while their art department is showing their competence. After all, their games have always been pretty, even when they had the gameplay to back it up.
 

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And a bad habit of thinking graphics are more important than gameplay. Well, Square-Enix at least, not necessarily all Japanese developers.
I take it you've never heard of Nintendo, Capcom or the vast majority of Japanese devs who actually put gameplay before graphics?
 

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I think they are lying and just shot some video of a guy walking with a camera and told us they had a new engine.
 

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Great job SE, now go and actually make something worth peoples time with it.

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I think they are lying and just shot some video of a guy walking with a camera and told us they had a new engine.


I thought something along those lines when I first saw this fur rendering a while ago :



 
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