Next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo shown

E3 2012: Square Enix's new Luminous Studio engine offers glimpse at what role-playing franchise could look like in future; tech aimed at consoles, PC, smartphones, and Web.

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LOS ANGELES--What could a next-generation Final Fantasy game look like? Square Enix has answered that question through a new tech demo video titled Agni's Philosophy, which was published on the company's website last night and is embedded below.

Is this a look at the future of Final Fantasy?
Is this a look at the future of Final Fantasy?

The tech demo runs on Square Enix's new Luminous Studio game engine, which the company says is capable of depicting "high quality real time computer graphics at the same level as pre-rendered computer graphics." The Luminous Studio engine is currently in development at Square Enix and is planned to support game consoles, PCs, smartphones, and Web applications.

According to Square Enix, Agni's Philosophy is representative of the level of visual quality Square Enix is hoping to achieve with next-generation games. The demo is focused on a magic-wielding heroine name Agni and is set in a near-future world where ancient sorcery and advanced science coexist.

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