So with E3 and the big tech season passing through there's one aspect I'm really intrigued with: game engines.

Epic has released info on Unreal engine 4.

http://youtu.be/OZmRt8gCsC0?hd=1

Square Enix has release a tech demo called Agni's Philosophy as well as posted job openings for next-gen game engine development.

http://youtu.be/UVX0OUO9ptU?hd=1
http://www.square-enix.com/na/careers/getech/

I'm curious what your thoughts are on the two. I'm blown away as always with the textures and animation in most everything Enix does. Epic on the other hand is doing fantastic things with lighting and color. That's pretty funny considering how brown, dull, and dark their games are, but progress is awesome.

What are your thoughts on this E3's engine/graphics developments?

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D954c245b9b17eb70ef2a7f547d392a9d148df97 full jdodson wrote on 06/10/2012 at 05:41pm
Next generation graphics are awesome. I am glad companies are pushing things one step forward because it adds to the immersion and can effect re playability and the like.

That said, for me games are not one and lost on graphics. Diablo 3 is beautiful but its not a machine melter like Crysis, a game ive never actually played. In fact, D3 can run on a Macbook, which is pretty cool considering they are powerful but not top of the line spec wise.

Rage might have been the prettiest modern game ive played and it added to the immersion for certain but the graphics didn't bring me back to it.

Anyways, I don't mean to say graphics are not awesome, they are. I am actually pretty interested in what the next XBox and Playstation will included to power the next gen console games. PC's are really impressive and my new Desktop looks pretty good when I turn the video settings up. When Borderlands 2 and other newer games ship I imagine they will really push PC's power to add +50 to the game beauty. All told, not a bad thing I just hope the increased budget allocated to the art and graphics doesn't take away from the game play and story.
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