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Here, have some next-gen lighting!

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I’ve said a number of times that I firmly believe that the next generation will be won by middleware; instead of developers and studios building all sorts of tech in to their own game engines, they’ll just use bits and pieces of other, licenced tech to make their games pretty. The PlayStation 4’s set to become a little enlightened.

Geomerics has updated its lighting engine, Enlighten, to support Sony’s PlayStation 4. while the tech already runs on current systems, it’ll add all sorts of nifty real-time global illumination to future console games.

“We are delighted to be working on PlayStation 4. The hardware is everything we were hoping for in a next generation console, and a huge step forward from the current generation,” said Geomerics founder Chris Doran.

“Real-time global illumination was a big deal for games running on the current generation of hardware, but it required developers to make some compromises. With PlayStation 4, those days are behind us,” he added.

Last Updated: March 20, 2013


  1. Admiral Chief Erwin

    March 20, 2013 at 07:52

    Consider me….Enlightened


    • OVG

      March 20, 2013 at 08:03

      ROFL… Its the simple ones that always work 🙂


  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    March 20, 2013 at 07:55

    Welcome to the world of PC tech capabilities PS4 players 🙂


  3. OVG

    March 20, 2013 at 08:01

    Now Bring out The Last Guardian for GRIFFONS SAKE!!!!!


  4. Rikus Le Roux

    March 20, 2013 at 08:13

    Am I the only one visualising Nathan Drake running around in the videos, especially the first one?


  5. OVG

    March 20, 2013 at 08:25

    I would hate to review games on the next gen. The diversity in game standards is going to be very far apart depending on who has 30-100 million on production costs.


    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      March 20, 2013 at 09:05

      Nah, I know just the sweatshop in Hunan province 😉


  6. umar bastra

    March 20, 2013 at 08:26

    nice, perfect tech for a horror game


  7. Sir Captain Rincethis

    March 20, 2013 at 09:04

    So, like, if they bring out a new dynamic light patch for A:CM, would be a ‘little’ bigger than 5 gigs?


  8. FoxOneZA

    March 20, 2013 at 09:06

    Similar to the lighting tech used in Alan Wake and Battlefield 3 but because it has PS4 compatibility it’s become hot news.


  9. Ray Watson

    March 20, 2013 at 09:07

    Doesn’t look that impressive , if you own a pc ofcourse.


  10. Uberutang

    March 20, 2013 at 09:47

    Not blown away tbh. I have seen all that before.


  11. Willem Swanepoel

    March 20, 2013 at 09:58

    I thought the next gen was all about the RAM? what is this new stuff, I have never seen it before … *turns PC on*


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