Square Enix hiring for another next-gen tech demo
- Posted February 24th, 2013 at 20:58 EDT by Timothy Weaver
- 5 Comments
Square Enix failed to impress the crowd gathered at last Wednesday's PS4 reveal when it showed the same "Agni's Philosophy Tech Demo" that debuted at E3 2012. Now, it seems that Square has another tech demo in the works.
"Agni's Philosophy" demonstrates the photo-realistic power of Square's Luminous Engine, and another demonstration will soon do the same. Three job listings on Gamasutra indicate that Square is seeking an Animator, a Character Rigging Artist, and a Modeling & Texture Artist. The main job description is to “participate in the creation of a real-time technology demo aimed at next generation hardware,” with enough skills requested to "recreate photo-realism in graphics."
Ultimately, the next-gen Final Fantasy game that was promised to be shown at E3 2013 could be another tech demo. So, what do you guys think? Are you excited for the new Final Fantasy title, or could it be Versus XIII in the guise of Final Fantasy XV? Let us know in the comments below and make sure to stick with PlayStation Universe as we give you up-to-date information on all things PlayStation and Final Fantasy!
- 9:32pm EST - February 24th, 2013
I can imagine how they must have felt having coming to the PS4 press conference to show off their tech demo and everyone going "Yeah, seen it. What else ya' got?" Granted it was the first time it was running on an actual PS4 dev kit, but they know now they have to try harder to sell the Luminous Engine not only as something they're going to use to make next gen games, but also as a potential engine they can licence to other developers. So they might need extra help polishing a demo of Versus 13 or a trailer for a potential new franchise.
the_jim | clear_as_night
- 4:43am EST - February 25th, 2013
SE dropped the ball on this one. They shouldn't have shown of their tech demo last year and saved it for this event. Then we might have all been "wowed".
I read this title and immediately shook my head. Stop making tech demos and actually make some games!! Why do you need more than one tech demo anyway!?
Hulious777 | EviL_JoE_DirT
- 12:34pm EST - February 25th, 2013
In my opinion, it was an insult to gamers for them to even show up. All they like to do is hype things up without even delivering anything to the table. Seriously sick of waiting. Why make another tech demo when your games can't be compared or even release. Lazy a** f***ers is what they are.
Gaglaush | Gaglaush
- 8:35pm EST - February 25th, 2013
Shouldnt they be making a game instead of a TECH-DEMO!!!!!! come on Square for Gods sake you are losing fans by the day. Buying Eidos has single handadly kept you from THQ's fate, E3 is make it or brake it for you now in my opinon. I better get a GAMEPLAY DEMONSTRATION of your next FF that you are working on for E3, if I get a damn CG or in game cutscene trailer I think im going to punch my monitor.
- 2:19pm EDT - March 10th, 2013
Yay for next-gen .. more tech-demos and less games ... sigh .. this whole ridiclious "let's make all games photorealstic for the heck of it" is going to make games much more costy to make, take longer and have less gameplay .. call me pessimistic but i don't like where next-gen is going at all.
This will permanently ban this user and delete all associated comments. This action is irreversible, are you SURE you want to do this?!