wasn't the original game made with the aurora engine (dx8: nwn/kotor) ?I suppose he's reading a tale by marketing.
"Next gen game" ? oO
There's no such thing as next gen on PC, as it's a gradual process. In fact, the features he mentions are more like last gen, as Normal mapping and Parallax Mapping have been around for ~4 years, and are some basic DirectX 9 features...
Still, it looks like a very interesting game, I still have to play the first one though
Mass Effect runs on the Unreal Engine 3. I seriously hope they don't move to the Electron Engine of NWN2, it's a POS in terms of performance, and it looked less impressive than the NWN1 engine in The Witcher...wasn't the original game made with the aurora engine (dx8: nwn/kotor) ?
if so, this one should use the mass effect engine (dx9) I guess.