Square Enix (the guys behind the Final Fantasy series) have released this short video to showcase the level of quality that their studios (Visual Works, Crystal Dynamics, INEI Inc., Art Spirits, YEBIS) will be bringing to the table when the next gen consoles are released……..and I have to say it’s pretty damn impressive. The short is meant to represent the Final Fantasy series but it is unclear if it will appear in future games or is just for demonstration purposes.
(Agni’s Philosophy)“was created through the lens of the FINAL FANTASY series, where ancient magic and advanced science coexist in a near-futuristic world. The video depicts a life-changing encounter for our heroine, the magic-wielding protagonist Agni.”
I’d like to say I understand all the ins and outs of this but I’m afraid all I’m qualified to say is “That looks pretty” before I get my hand smacked and told “Don’t touch”. As near as I can tell, this video is made from in-game footage rather than being a pre-rendered FMV and if that’s the case, then the future of gaming is looking pretty damn sweet right about now….well, at least for Square Enix games.
Thankfully Comingsoon were able to get a little more info than me, here’s what they had to say:
“Agni’s Philosophy was produced with Luminous Studio, Square Enix’s game production environment (engine) for creating next generation quality games. The Luminous Studio engine is currently in development internally at Square Enix.
Thanks to the Luminous Studio engine, the demo video can depict high quality “real time computer graphics” at the same level as “pre-rendered computer graphics.” The fine details of the characters, who express life-like humanity, are showcased through their rich facial expressions, subtleties of their pupils and hair, and their brilliantly flowing garments. The characters, along with the vibrant monsters, transport the viewer into the world created by the Luminous Studio engine.
Furthermore, the demo video production was created through the lens of the “Final Fantasy” series, where ancient magic and advanced science coexist in a near-futuristic world. The video depicts a life-changing encounter for our heroine, the magic-wielding protagonist Agni.
The Luminous Studio game engine aims to bring about greater productivity within game production teams, while simultaneously offering an environment to create games of fantastic quality. Furthermore, the Luminous Studio game engine is planned to support game consoles, PC, smartphones, and the web, encapsulating the many platforms of the next generation of quality.
Agni’s Philosophy showcases the level of quality that Square Enix is aiming for in next generation games.
You can check out more info at AgnisPhilosophy.com“.
Anyway, check it out and let us know what you think: