Luminous Engine demo shots are drop dead gorgeous

Wednesday, 6th June 2012 19:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

During E3, Square Enix showed off a real-time demo of its Luminous Engine and we’ve got some high resolution shots for you posted below. You can watch the demo, which was posted last night, through here. Try not to drool overly much.



  1. Ireland Michael

    Nice to see that Morrigan is still getting work after Dragon Age: Origins.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. fearmonkey

    Nice particle effects!

    The graphics geek in me is loving Star wars 1313, Watch Dogs, and Square’s demo. I’m looking forward to the Unreal 4 reveal tomorrow.

    The only question is if the new consoles from MS and Sony will actually be powerful enough to play these games or will they be relegated to high end PC only.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. HeavyD-Love


    just kidding. MORE OF THIS PLEASE!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    That’s why i said that we need next generation already like in 2010… But nooo, it’s not here.

    Next Gen will be amazing.

    Particle effects what are shown here is nothing special what you will see in the next gen. This is just a start.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Dragon246

    Now where the hell are FF games SE?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. osric90

    Graphics are not everything. There are more aspects in videogames that should be polished. Look at the example of Naughty Dog, David Cage, Kojima and others. Look at Catherine, the game by ATLUS. Anyway, there’s a lot to do with this generation but when next comes I really hope this engine will work with a wider variety of games than Final Fantasy and JRPGs.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Mace

    It’s all in the design, light and material-shaders. It is a new level, but mostly in degree, it doesn’t feel like something completely new. This is almost the same as how we perceived the first PS3 shots of Heavy Rain and Last Guardian, for example, and now there are even closer resemblances. But we just got used to the restrictions and shortcomings and aren’t so easily fooled anymore. That’s why the details are upped one step. But this is far better than the new Unreal Engine demo, which just looked liked a present day benchmark with lots of pointless grainy detail. Also here you see the difference of good design, where the Unreal demo was completely generic and unimaginative.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. xxJPRACERxx

    This is a huge step up in real-time rendering. I can’t believe people are not that impressed. For me this is clearly best of show and they should go to SIGGRAPH too.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. doctorstrange

    Ooo, bring on the next gen

    #9 3 years ago

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