Project Athia Studio Shows Off Its Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Open World Engine (VIDEO)
Ever since Project Athia was revealed earlier this year during Sony’s PS5 reveal event, Square Enix fans and open world lovers alike have been eagerly awaiting news on the mysterious new title. While we still likely have a ways to go before learning more, the game’s dev studio, Luminous Productions, has been working on its own proprietary engine.
Rather appropriately named, Luminous Production recently released a new video showing off the studio’s proprietary tech, the Luminous Engine. The video clocks in at around 80 seconds long and showcases the engine’s world editor working its way through and making changes in an assortment of different environments. Check it out below:
The above video shows how smoothly the engine can make on-the-fly changes to active environments, with some of the examples changing grassy, wooded terrain into a river and adding a dirt path through a forest. “Auto-generating the world using our proprietary engine, Luminous Engine, as demonstrated by Luminous Productions at CEDEC2020,” the description of the video reads.
Filling an Open World in a Natural yet Intentional Way. This showcase walks you through the Luminous Engine’s approach to procedural generation.”
Since game developers are still working to unlock the powers of next-gen consoles, it’ll be interesting to see how the Luminous Engine evolves over time. We’ve already seen some of its work thanks to Project Athia, so it likely won’t be much longer before we get to see more.
Project Athia is now in development for PlayStation 5.
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