Hopefully we'll get to see something similarly pretty in our lifetimes—well, that's not the main problem. Something similarly pretty but in-game, and with an acceptable framerate. Yeah, that's it.

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Until then, we have videos to gawk and "ooooh" at. Like these two, spotted by DSOGaming, which showcase the lighting effects Unreal Engine 4 is capable of (its version of a technique called Global Illumination, specifically). First, we have a video which focuses completely on just lighting:

And here's what this lighting could look like "in action," ie. in games released several years from now:

I'm excited for the future, personally.

New Videos Show Off Global Dynamic Illumination [DSOGaming]

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