Luminous Vs. Unreal 4: Which One Wins?
We’ve seen Unreal Engine 4 now, courtesy of Epic. Square Enix surprised us with Luminous, their next-gen engine. Both are defining what the future of games will look like, but the question remains, which one looks better.
However, before we dive head first into this heated debate, let’s just recall a few little details. First up, Unreal 4. Well, there’s nothing to this really. Epic love sharing their toys with everyone, so much so that hundreds of game utilized Unreal Engine 3 to deliver some awesome experiences. I would expect Epic to do something similar with Unreal 4, so expect a lot of next-gen titles to be using it.
Luminous on the other hand is quite exclusive. Square Enix have said that only they would be utilizing the engine, with their internal studios and developers being the only ones allowed to dabble with the tech. Not even studios that Square Enix publishes for will get their hands on it (Sorry Hitman, Tomb Raider, Just Cause, Deus Ex etc.).
So with that in mind, which one impresses you the most: Unreal or Luminous?