Square Enix recently unveiled alpha footage of a new engine they are working on at an event in Tokyo. The first footage was supposedly real-time animation within the engine itself, but it’s hard to really be too sure at this point. If this, along with the tech demo of Unreal Engine 4 is any indication, the next iteration of the PlayStation and Xbox could really be amazing. We are finally getting to the point where gameplay graphics actually look like what we’ve seen in CG animations for the last few years. Check out the first pieces of footage below:
They also just unveiled some behind-the-scenes esque footage of the engine as well, showing character models in more details. The close up shots of the character’s faces and hair are nothing shrot of breathtaking. I can imagine playing the next Final Fantasy game with incredibly detailed and realistic characters. If they can get the facial mapping and motion capture down at the same level as these creations, I can’t really fathom what that will be like. Check out both of the new pieces of footage below:
Let us know what you think of these incredible pieces of footage down in the comments below. Do you think maybe this is why Versus is taking so long? Could they be putting that game in this engine, maybe as a launch title for the PS4? I hope so!