1. plebc

    plebc
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  2. Dragon Quest XI S is never coming out.
     
  3. skittzo0413

    skittzo0413
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    Or maybe it just won't support Niagara effects.
     
  4. T002 Tyrant

    T002 Tyrant
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    This is good news, I'm excited to see what wizards at epic will do next regards the Switch? Seems to be a cobstabc optimisation process.

    Wonder if this will affect MP4? (If runorr are correct).
     
  5. Dekuman

    Dekuman
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    What is Niagara and is this a big thing for Switch to have Niagara support?
     
  6. Ikouros

    Ikouros
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    Particle system. It's fairly powerful and efficient, but to what extents you will see it used in games on Switch I do not know.
     
  7. MattB

    MattB
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    For those asking.
     
  8. Tain

    Tain
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    It's a better (by all accounts I've seen) workflow for the creation of particle effects. Nicer tools for developers, not something obvious on the player's side.
     
  9. saci

    saci
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    Looking good.

    Does the Switch support Vulkan?
     
  10. Dekuman

    Dekuman
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    Thanks!
     
  11. The Switch's API is based off of Vulkan.
     
  12. Herb Alpert

    Herb Alpert
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    Lol
    I thought the exact same thing
     
  13. Idolvo

    Idolvo
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    Don't joke about that. Please.
     
  14. Hey

    Hey
    Member

    Still waiting on unreal engine 5.
     
  15. Unless they remake the whole game, they have no reason to go and re-do its particle effects using Niagara.
    I would hope at least.
     
  16. JB2448

    JB2448
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    I mean, given Square Enix's track record, it's a fair prediction. Last night made many more people aware of just how mismanaged a company like Square Enix can be.

    Linux defaulting to Vulkan is pretty big. Hope that this, coupled with Proton, helps kick the Linux gaming scene up a bit in popularity.
     
  17. Yes it does. It's one of the API options that developers have available to them on Switch.
     
  18. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight
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    Does this improve Fortnite's performance on Switch?
     
  19. ILikeFeet

    ILikeFeet
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    Fortnite gets whatever updates Epic makes before the public (what these blog posts detail) gets them
     
  20. Asbsand

    Asbsand
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    That is amazing. I can't wait until someone actually starts building unique games for Switch with UE4 at this point.
     
  21. Medalion

    Medalion
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  22. Well then! Have I got news for you!

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    Expect it to be THE go-to engine on Switch for most 3rd parties going forward.

     
  23. plebc

    plebc
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    Too bad it's hard to upgrade already existing and games that are currently in development to newer versions of the engine.
     
  24. skittzo0413

    skittzo0413
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    It would be nice if Epic could somehow made that upgrading transition easier. Because I have definitely had experience with it and it's surprising how much work can get lost in a simple version upgrade.
     
  25. ILikeFeet

    ILikeFeet
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    that's any engine though. sometimes optimizations mean complete changes to how things are done. "easy transitions" just aren't possible
     
  26. Asbsand

    Asbsand
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    Yeah, and these games all have great style too! I really would love to see some company make a switch exclusive game that attempts to be mature in visuals and tone like Dark Souls Remastered and other ports. Hopefully Metroid Prime 4.
     
  27. StrapOnFetus

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  28. ILikeFeet

    ILikeFeet
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    that takes a lot of faith. one that non-indie third parties don't have. personally, I'd love to see a bespoke FPS for the switch. handheld FPS have been an interesting development, especially ones for more unique hardware (essentially anything up to vita)