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Outerra engine renders entire planets

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Those good people at Reddit have pointed us in the direction of Outerra, an indie project to create a new game engine. It pitches itself as a “3D planetary engine for seamless planet rendering from space down to the surface.”

The latest video on the site (above) shows the engine’s impressive water rendering effects, with waves lapping on the shore and and an Orange Tango-shaded sunset. The engine incorporates vehicles and aircraft, too.

Square Enix show off stunningly realistic graphics

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Square-Enix have been demonstrating their new graphics engine, called 'Luminous' at a press conference in Japan. The video above, brought to us by Develop shows off some impressive technology, virtually indistinguishable from the real location. Shame they chose such a boring place.

Check inside for more details on the technology and side by side comparisons of real life locations and in-engine footage.