As an avid admirer of the art of Video Games, I welcome any opportunity to gain insight into the development process of some of the most anticipated AAA titles. Thankfully, Square Enix have satisfied my curiosity with a new Final Fantasy 15 tech demo.
The demo was shown at FGF (Family Game Forum) in Japan, and though the quality isn't great, it demonstrates some of the impressive feats the team working on Final Fantasy 15 are achieving. The level of work that it takes to create a modern AAA title will astound you when you see some of the remarkable processes at work here.
"The following is a sneak peek of a work in progress. We aim to deliver even more with the final product."
Video: A Beautiful Final Fantasy 15 Tech Demo
The demo opens with some astoundingly epic music - probably the most epic music to ever accompany the word 'Tech' in a video. The demo is then divided into various sections - Lighting, Color Grading, Procedural Sky, Physically Based Rendering, and Water. Each of these has some impressive sights for fans of this art form, and Final Fantasy.
Even though the quality of the clip could be better, it's hard not to be impressed by what's on display. The level of detail in the sections on lighting, color grading, and water is remarkable. Did you see the amount of work that goes into creating skin tones on characters?! Do you see the astounding ripples that form around characters as they wade through the water?! Dem tessellations!!!
Also, are we seeing completely destructible environments? Or is this simply for the tech demo? Towards the end of the video you can see one of the characters hack his way through a kind of outhouse. The amount of pieces that it splinters into is extraordinary. If this is something we'll be able to do throughout the whole game, Final Fantasy 15 could be one of the most impressive open worlds we've ever seen!
We Can't Wait For Release Date!
Let's hope that Square Enix releases a HD version of this Tech Demo, so that we can truly appreciate the level of detail on display here. Did you like the Tech Demo? Have you noticed anything particularly exciting? If so, let us know in the comments, and hold strong for the release date of Final Fantasy 15, gamers!