Real-time Final Fantasy XIII images emerge
- Posted September 29th, 2008 at 22:39 EDT by Eric Blattberg
- 32 Comments
New real-time (rendered using the game engine) video of Final Fantasy XIII recently appeared on the TV Tokyo channel in Japan.
Some early development FFXIII footage rolled as Square Enix president Yōichi Wada discussed the game's current progress. A viewer captured these images from the program (likely by taking images of the TV screen, which accounts for the sub-par quality of the shots). Rendered using the highly-acclaimed Crystal Tools, these images depict Nomchan, a character exiled by Cocoon's dictatorial government.
Once again, these low resolution shots don't represent the visual quality of the game, they simply serve as a "suggestion" of sorts. The third screen is the only one that hints at the immaculately crafted detail in the game. Anyway, enough disclaimers; the images are below.
- 5:41pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
Looks dumbed down to me.... wonder why?
- 5:42pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
Clover: The article says the images don't represent the quality of the game. You gotta read.
- 5:43pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
idk it's kinda hard to tell from these low res shots, it looks good i guess, but like i said these screens probably don't do it justice
- 5:46pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
looking good so far :P
- 5:53pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
@waynechriss: Sorry I'm dyslexic!
- 5:56pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
Oh man, looks like this game is gonna be out late 2010 early 2011.
P.S. Fable 2 ads on a Playstation site are so faux pas.
- 6:18pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
Ok people, this is a video capture off a television set so yeah its gonna look kinda wonky, but the eyeball one gives u an idea of the detail. If you want a real in-battle non-cg-movie shot go here:
- 6:23pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
@6 yea i spoke on that to
- 6:28pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
they arnt final renders, the textures, lighting and special shaders are all turned off for the sake of rendering speed for the sake of the animation process.
- 6:44pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
looks like a sim in sims 2
- 7:01pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
While we're not enthused about the Fable II adverts, we don't handle the ads that appear on our site, our ad agency does. Plus, ads like those keep PSU running... you do want that, right?
- 7:13pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
square always wanted to go multiplatform(i find it hard to think that they didnt, blu-ray DVD issue-it shouldnt have been able to fit on a DVD if made soley for Bluray/PS3), although i will say this, game looks amazing from these shots(last one in particular). but im afraid im not gunna get it.
- 9:35pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
I thinks its funny that people are talking about passing this title up just because it went multi-platform. If thats the case than you obviously aren't a fan of the franchise, because regardless of which system(s) it's available on it's going to be good. It's kinda sad that this generations popularity contest is more about politics than fun games. Thank god for the PC, because this stupid fanboyism doesn't exist in that realm of gaming.
- 10:45pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
Those aren't real right? They look like crap.
- 12:07am EDT - September 30th, 2008
What's with the weird hair shine,looks kinda stupid.Hopefully it won't look so bad in high def
- 12:40am EDT - September 30th, 2008
Nice 2D hair and flat textured skin.. Where are the skin pores, the creases in the face?
Which begs the question.. Why not show us something that DOES represent the visual quality of the game.. Idiots.
- 12:51am EDT - September 30th, 2008
meh, i want to see versus
- 1:20am EDT - September 30th, 2008
there are great difference from wat i have seen in the stupid trailers and the actual game in the term of graphic and quailty look and see where are the realistic CG graphics shown in tgs 2006 and the same apply for versus 13 go and check ign images and you will see.
- 3:28am EDT - September 30th, 2008
I believe that if they truly make a PS3 version first, and then port whatever they can to the Xbox, this game would look better. Like FF Versus does (up to now). Heavy Rain's images show more detail and realism than theese do.
- 4:08am EDT - September 30th, 2008
this will look better on PS3 than 360
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