Square Enix has revealed that its impressive next generation Luminous Engine isn’t just for next generation consoles, such as the next Xbox and PlayStation 4. Square Enix’s chief technical officer and Luminous demo producer Yoshihisa Hashimoto said that the engine is so scalable that it can accommodate next-gen and mobile devices such as the iPad. It sounds reasonably likely that Wii U will also be able to run this gorgeous engine.
“In the case of the Luminous Studio, we’re probably not going to be bound to any particular platform.”
“The engine caters to PC already, probably PlayStation 3, Mobile, iPad tablets also browser and cloud as well. Not just next-gen – we can scale,”
“This time, a lot of power was expended on graphics because we wanted to show something really visually impressive. To be clear, it hasn’t been optimized yet. So we should be able to optimize AI, graphics, the animation, audio all those things to slot together.”
“Of course we, the team, created this engine but definitely we are going to raise the bar for AI, animation, audio and physics everything.”
“What we were using today for this demonstration it’s of course high specification, but all the parts are also things readily available in the PC market right now. The graphics board you could probably buy without driving too far from here. It’s very realistic that in the near future people can play a game with visuals of this quality.”