Square Enix shows off dynamic hair technology in new Luminous Engine videos

By:  Erren Van Duine Let’s get this out right in front: Agni’s Philosophy is not a game. It’s a tech demo, and I know there’s been speculation abound as to whether or not Square Enix is going to make it into a game. As of now, they’re not and the developers of the engine have said as much. FFXV will probably be something else, so it’s … Continue reading Square Enix shows off dynamic hair technology in new Luminous Engine videos

Final Fantasy next-gen tech demo took 12 months to make

By: Eddie Makuch This summer, Square Enix showed off a next-generation Final Fantasy tech demo called “Agni’s Philosophy,” created using the company’s proprietary Luminous Studio Engine. Now, it has been revealed that Square Enix spent an entire year creating the four-minute spot. Kotaku translated a Game Watch report that states Square Enix spent six months planning the “Agni’s Philosophy” demo before spending another six months … Continue reading Final Fantasy next-gen tech demo took 12 months to make

Epic: Next-gen dev costs to double

By:  Eddie Makuch Next-generation development will come at a price. Epic Games chief technology officer Tim Sweeney said at the Montreal International Game Summit (attended by GamesIndustry International) that he anticipates Epic will be able to make future platform games for “only about double the cost” of current-generation titles. And it could have been higher. Sweeney added that Epic’s first next-gen technology demo, the 2011 “Samaritan” … Continue reading Epic: Next-gen dev costs to double