I was reading the interviews at Eorzeapedia and BG, and I'm just wondering about the new graphics engine. Does that mean people who run the game beautifully at high settings now won't be able to run at those same settings with the new engine?
I know Yoshida said it will be much more optimized, but I believe he also said it would be able to display more detailed real-time lighting/background effects (I can't find the interview where Yoshida specifically states this. I don't think it's on the Eorzeapedia/BG ones, but I remember reading it somewhere...the question was if the 2.0 screenshot they released was in real-time or something like that) as well as show more characters on screen at once.
Does that mean we may need to upgrade our PC's in order to fully take advantage the new graphics engine and still run the game smoothly on high settings?
Edited, Oct 20th 2011 3:59am by WhatsWithAllTheTension