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Luminous Studio staff hint another FF besides XV is already being developed for next-gen.

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Could this other FF game be FFXVI directed by Hiroyuki Ito?

Here's the full story: I wanted to watch Agni's Philosophy again, so went to the official website. I noticed the website had been recently updated. I use the term "recently" very loosely, as it was actually updated on November 1, 2013. However, this was the first time the website had been updated in over a year.

The update was the website now having an employment section that listed various vacant positions at SQEX Japan for Luminous Studio. Further still, there was now a webpage that had comments from current Luminous Studio staff members. This is where I found the info that hints that FFXV is not the only FF currently being made for next-gen. It appears that FFXVI is also already in development. This is great news, as it means next-gen won't revolve around FFXV and its sequels.

The following is a collection of the quotes from the Luminous Studio staff. The relevant parts are in bold. If you wish to read their full statements, you can visit the actual webpage here:
http://www.agnisphilosophy.com/en/career/getech/staff.html

Uygar Kalem

R&D Graphics Engineer

I've been here at Square Enix in Tokyo for four years now being one of the first members of the Luminous engine’s core development team. During this time I’ve worked on the architecture and implementation of our next-gen engine’s graphics core together with my Japanese colleagues. So far it has been a great experience and I don't regret coming here one bit. The Luminous engine is being designed with the next generation of hardware in mind and is written from scratch so you don't have to deal with a legacy codebase. As this is Square Enix's in-house engine, you have the chance to work on something that will be used in lots of future high profile AAA titles spanning various genres. Working here also has other perks, like early access to technology that others have only heard rumors of.

The above guy made it clear that Luminous Studio will be used in many AAA games. It won't experience minimal use like was the case with Crystal Tools, which was only used for the FFXIII trilogy.

 

Remi Driancourt

Senior R&D Engineer

Last year, I had the chance to work at the core of the Real-Time Tech-Demo "Agni's Philosophy" showcased at E3 2012. Now, I am involved in new game projects. These three years have no doubt been the best years ever !

Not only is the work challenging and interesting, but there is also something weirdly fulfilling in building virtual worlds. Whether you want to model the emotions of a character or you are trying to simulate the complex interaction of light in a strand of hair, everyday becomes a discovery, every result an act of creation; and when you have the chance to work with a talented team of modelers and animators, you can watch how code transmutes into art.

Notice that the above guy used plurals for "new game projects" and "building virtual worlds".

 

Kay Chang

R&D Graphics Engineer

When I heard two years ago that Square Enix Tokyo was looking to build an international team of developers to help them design the next engine that will power their future games, I immediately jumped on that unique opportunity… Who wouldn't? Now, I get to wake up every day in one of the most fascinating, exciting, and entertaining cities in the world, I routinely work with a bunch of amazing people, and I can peek at what the next generation of Final Fantasy games will be about… Not to mention being immersed in a culture that has fascinated me for most of my childhood :)

Notice that the above guy used plurals when he said, "I can peek at what the next generation of Final Fantasy games will be about…"

If he's peeking at more than one next-gen FF game, there's no way FFXV is the only one SQEX are currently making with Luminous Studio. FFXVI is definitely already in development, likely with Hiroyuki Ito directing.



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You just dont let go on this.

Its obvious they are working on something or they would be shut down. Whatever it is, we wont see it for another 2 years at least.

But, to test your logic, how do you know this wont be one of the ffxv sequals? Team nomura already has KH on their plate after ffxv. Perfectly possible.



Have you heard of the Audio Drama set after FF X that was included with the HD remaster, Nojima talked about countinuing FF X after 2 and the Novel FF X-2,5 that was just released in Japan that ends with the hilarious cliffhanger

"to be continued" (in Japanese of course).

FF X-3 will be next.

Please be excited



TBH i think FF is becoming over abused, fricken focus on one game get it right.



 

 

Nem said:
You just dont let go on this.

Its obvious they are working on something or they would be shut down. Whatever it is, we wont see it for another 2 years at least.

But, to test your logic, how do you know this wont be one of the ffxv sequals? Team nomura already has KH on their plate after ffxv. Perfectly possible.

It can't be one of the FFXV sequels as that would mean they're making both FFXV and FFXV-2 at the same time. That's way too much work for one team (Nomura's team). It's for more reasonable to believe that another team (Ito's tam) is using Luminous Studio for FFXVI. After all, SQEX want to start getting one mainline FF game out at least once every two years, spin-offs and sequels not included.



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I've been looking forward to the next huge Final Fantasy directed by Hiroyuki Ito for a very long time now and I'm confident XVI will be it, but to be honest I don't think this says anything other than the obvious. Anyone working on that engine can assume it will be used for Final Fantasy games, so when Kay Chang says, "I can peek at what the next generation of Final Fantasy games will be about", I think he is just talking about what he sees the engine can do for Final Fantasy, rather than actually knowing what games are going to use or are using the engine.



MentalAlliance said:

I've been looking forward to the next huge Final Fantasy directed by Hiroyuki Ito for a very long time now and I'm confident XVI will be it, but to be honest I don't think this says anything other than the obvious. Anyone working on that engine can assume it will be used for Final Fantasy games, so when Kay Chang says, "I can peek at what the next generation of Final Fantasy games will be about", I think he is just talking about what he sees the engine can do for Final Fantasy, rather than actually knowing what games are going to use or are using the engine.

Interesting interpretation. Personally, I think he means that he's actually seen these next-gen FF games. After all, another person working on Luminous Studio had said that after finishing Agni's Philosophy and its reveal at E3 2012, he's now working on new game projects with the engine.



I'm guessing it's FF X-3. It will probably sell more than any other Final Fantasy game Square could release.



Sigs are dumb. And so are you!

FF ios?

oh next gen, SE what r u doing? :o



"The above guy made it clear that Luminous Studio will be used in many AAA games. It won't experience minimal use like was the case with Crystal Tools, which was only used for the FFXIII trilogy."

In what world does "minimal use" constitute the use in all 4 major FF games of a generation? That's pretty much the most use any FF engine ever got. It was also used for DQX.



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