E3 2012: Square Enix reveals next-gen game engine

Square Enix has shown off the technology that will power its next-generation of video games.

The engine is called Luminous Studio, and it offers a depth of visual detail never before seen – even in high-end PCs.

Demonstrating the tech was a demo called Agni’s Philosophy, based in the Final Fantasy universe but seemingly not tied to an existing or upcoming FF product.

The short was demonstrated in real-time and offered visual effects that easily matched the level of detail we’re used to seeing in Square Enix’s amazing pre-rendered videos.

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,” a press statement reads.

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.”

You can see the demo video below:

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