Square Enix Shows Off Next-Gen Game Engine in E3 Tech Demo

Square Enix is currently working on a new game engine for developing next generation titles, and they’re excited to show you what it can do. The new engine is called Luminous Studio, and Square Enix claims it will be able to produce real-time CG with the same level of quality as pre-rendered footage. For you non-techies, that means a final product that will play more like a movie, as if each frame has been individually developed beforehand. Still not getting it? A new tech demo video from E3 called “Agni’s Philosophy”, along with some screenshots, shows just what I mean.

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.

Breanna has been gaming since infancy, if gnawing on an unattended controller counts as playing a game. One of the younger members of the Gaming Trend family, she dabbled in PC games as a kid but wasn't fully consumed by the hobby until the sixth generation of consoles. Now an avid PC and console gamer, she looks forward to the day when she can scape together enough cash to join the next gen club.

In the last week of middle school, a math teacher taught her how to program a calculator; she was pretty much hooked then and there. Currently working towards a degree in Computer Science and Applied Math, Breanna hope to someday make games instead of just writing about them. Other hobbies include playing guitar, binge-watching Netflix, and cooking delicious food.

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