Final Fantasy on Sony PS4, Xbox 720 tech teased

Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy X HD may be completely off the radar at the moment, but Square-Enix has made no secret of the fact that they are well already underway on Final Fantasy development for the Xbox 720 and Sony PS4 consoles. The company has released further teases of their next-gen Luminous Engine, showing the latest stage of progress for the Agni’s Philosophy tech demo.

If you watched E3 2012, you would have seen the very first glimpse of the Luminous Engine in action. At the time we asked which was better between this next-gen engine and Epic’s next-gen Unreal Engine 4 demonstration, with a lot of you telling us that you liked the technology from Square-Enix better.

The developer is known for their amazing graphics, and it’s clear to see that the first Final Fantasy game to show up on next-gen consoles if going to be very special indeed. The level of detail is frankly amazing, as you’ll see in these three close up clips that we have to show you – examining some of the facial tech that Square-Enix has at their disposal.

While it’s great to see Square-Enix are already planning for next-gen, it’s hard not to think of the delays that have met previous games in the series and the potential wait until the next-gen Final Fantasy game is actually ready for release. It’s borderline ridiculous what has happened with Final Fantasy Versus XIII and the same pattern appears to be happening with the FFX HD remake as well.

Take a look at their 2013 Luminous Engine update below and let us know your thoughts on progress so far. Are you a bit worried about the infamous delays that continues to plague their products?

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Though I’m not shutting down anyone’s theory that Versus is moving to the PS4, I don’t believe that is the case: -They have been developing/planning this game for the PS3 for a LONG time. Even is it were easy to port to the PS4, it would seem like a waste of time. -I may be jinxing it, but Versus is going to happen soon (like within the next year or two). There are going to be a lot more people with PS3s than PS4s, so switching would hurt sales. -The director of Versus, Tetsuya Normura, likes to push a platform… Read more »


I don’t think Versus will be next gen. They have invested heavily in this being a current-gen game and they would need to change a lot to bring it to the next gen or turn it into the next main game. I’ve got a good feeling that it will be coming out 2014 sometime. But that’s only an educated guess on my part.


I have a love hate thing about versus moving to next gen. I bought the ps3 a few years ago specifically for versus. Ive only played 2 games on it so far. So id have to shell out a crap load of money for the ps4 right when it comes out cause versus will probably come out soon after or at the same time. Which isnt smart on their part either. Theyd be making much more keeping it on this gen. Since who would want to buy a ps4 right when it comes out just for that game? As depressing… Read more »


However, I do doubt that it will be using the new Luminous engine, since it was being developed on the Crystal Tools engine. Unless of course what little they’ve shown previously was all that they actually had completed, in which case it might have been easier to just start fresh on Luminous. More likely though that it’ll just use an upgraded version of Crystal Tools engine.


I get the feeling that Versus XIII has made the transfer to next-gen. It’s been ages since the last reveal, yet in interviews they’ve said we’ll be amazed at how much it’s changed since we last saw it. I think the reason they haven’t shown it is because they can’t, they have to wait on Sony to unveil the PS4 first.

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