Square Enix Shows Off Next-Gen Tech Demo
Square Enix has revealed Agni's Philosophy, a new tech demo that will apparently be representative of future Final Fantasy games' graphical quality. The stunning demo was created using Square Enix's new Luminous Studios engine, which the company says will bring "high quality real-time computer graphics at the same level of pre-rendered computer graphics" to future consoles, PCs, smartphones, and Web apps. The engine is currently in development.
While Agni's Philosophy is not quite the next Final Fantasy title, Square Enix says it does represent where they want to take the series technically in the coming generation of consoles. It features a magic-wielding young woman named Agni on the run from a pack of masked, gun-toting villains, and looks mighty pretty while doing so. The company says the entire four-minute video runs in real time, so I'd recommend checking it out for yourself over in our Videos section to see what the future of gaming has in store.
By Jeff Dunn