You may remember that impressive Agni's Philosophy tech demo , which was created using Square Enix's new Luminous Studio engine and designed to give us a peek at the next generation.
But did you realize that putting such a demo together took a solid year of work? According to Kotaku translating a recent Game Watch report, Square Enix spent six months planning the demo and another six months developing it, which translates to 365 days for 4 minutes…and that's nutty.
Currently, the Luminous Studio engine is slated to support next-gen game consoles and PCs, along with smartphones and various Internet apps. Square Enix has said what we see in Agni's Philosophy is indicative of the kind of technological leap we'll see when the new generation of hardware rolls around. So essentially, Final Fantasy XV might look just like that…but if it plays like Lightning Returns , we're not sure the long-time fans will care.