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Elder Scrolls V Skyrim's new Creation graphics engine detailed

When The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim was first announced in December, publisher Bethesda Softworks revealed that the game would be running on an all new in-house created graphics engine. Now the Game Informer web site has the details on the new engine which has been named the Creation Engine (it even has its own logo which you can check out after the jump).

The new engine handles things like large draw distances, dynamic lighting, its own foliage system and a precipitation system for weather effects. The engine also has an improved AI system for things like having NPCs actually walking and doing things in the environment rather than just walking around aimlessly. The engine also uses Havok's Behavior tech for more realistic looking character movements and animations. All in all it looks like The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim will be the best looking game in the series to date.

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