General / Off-Topic What If .... Frontier Licensed The Cobra Engine?

It's not really running a live full galaxy down to the grain of sand scale, it's doing a good job creating that illusion, but that's hardly reason to raise it on a pedestal when similar could be achieved using other commercial game engines.
That's not its job, it is only there to display pretty images, play nice sounds, and let the player look (and shoot) at stuff by accepting input. If you put it or any other graphics engine on top of a suitably powerful simulation feeding it data, there'd be no stopping you from zooming all the way from the microwave background to a particularly pesky gluon.
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