Submitted by Vegetapero 1226d ago | interview

KH III will use Luminous Engine, FF VII ?

Julien Merceron, the company's technology director, has said to FINAL FANTASY DREAM that : " Luminous Engine will be used for a large range of games as Kingdom Hearts III and next Thi4f, but we still have a lot of work to do".

He said about the Agni's Philosophy Tech Demo : "We really wanted it to be our own view. We are not trying to sell Sony or Microsoft's view, and by the way, we are not aware of it. When we published this video, we wanted it to be a message from Square Enix, more than a message from Sony or Microsoft."

Finally about FF VII he said : "Final Fantasy VII was one of my most beautiful experiences. That said, the other titles of the series are also wonderful. Obviously, as a player, I would really like a remake for FFVII. I give my opinion concerning the technology used and I let them take their decisions. But as a player, as a fan, yes, I would like a remake." (Dev, Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts 3, Next-Gen, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360)

Credit url: ps3gen.fr
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joshuatobi  +   1226d ago
if true that would be a beast of a game but wouldn't that be a next gen game? if it is then that would suck but make sense since next gen is almost upon us. Still day one purchase for me
Trunksword  +   1226d ago
KH III ? I will take the Bundle version with PS3 Slim or PS4 or whatever with ! :)
Ranma1  +   1226d ago
Cool, engine does better graphics am happy.

But the old Square Enix (or should i say Squaresoft), wouldnt put all their efforts into graphics.

Square Enix, when will you learn graphics alone dont make a game?

Your most recent FF's had poor gameplay and story, fix those things for gods sake !
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Vegetapero  +   1226d ago
Now seriously 2017 for the 15th anniversary of the serie.
Stari  +   1226d ago
Fuck'in True !

So we have to increase the graphics and to don't forget fix the gameplay aswell
Aggesan  +   1226d ago
That's just plain wrong. Ever since the SNES days, Square have been pushing graphics. FFVI and Chrono Trigger was technically very impressive when they came. Not to speak of FFVII.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1225d ago
Yea, Current gen is coming to an end soon. 2005 - 2013 or 2014. Hell might even be 2015 but i'm just making assumptions since analysts have been saying 2013 will be the start.
Trunksword  +   1226d ago
Nice, Julien Merceron is a good French. He gives his point of view, and when they created GLACIER2 for Hitman, it was a great moment for the industry. With Luminous they have the power to create a game powerfull as Advent Children Complete.

FF VII Remake ? I'm ok for that !
Cloudstar  +   1226d ago
FF VII Remake with the level of ACC ! Ok I can pay 600€ for the game :)
Stari  +   1226d ago
1000 $ for $ony and $quare-€Nix is not a problem !
smashcrashbash  +   1226d ago
Just bring it out already and stop the KH side stories.
Vegetapero  +   1226d ago
What are you talking about ?
KH Stories is true, look the interview.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1226d ago
Birth By Sleep and Dream Drop Distance definitely aren't side stories. If You don't play them you'll be so lost for the third one. Even 358/2 Days was important.
Irishguy95  +   1226d ago
DDD is essentially KH3
Vegetapero  +   1226d ago
I just hope that we are not wainting for all of that for years and years and finally for nothing !
Cloudstar  +   1226d ago
Yes but you can be prepared to do !
FFNul  +   1226d ago
There's so much disharmony coming from SE's direction... Imagine if they had the same vision they'd always had... bosses from different departments should all share the same vision in a healthy company.

Anyone read "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team"? Excellent read.

But Julien Merceron seems different, clear in his way to think, a really good guy I think.
Cloudstar  +   1226d ago
Yes, A french interview ! :)

Julien Merceron is the sexiest guy I never saw ! :)
Stari  +   1226d ago
I prefer Zinedine Zidane or Carla Bruni
mamotte  +   1226d ago
I'm so tired of everyone wanting a FFVII remake that I dont care anymore.
FFNul  +   1226d ago
What I can't understand is why they choose the Final Fantasy franchise to commit such a departure from the original working formula.

Why didn't they first test it on one of their other franchises and base future decision on fan reaction.

Guess arrogance just took over.
mamotte  +   1226d ago
Lately, I've been asking exactly the opposite. Why they keep on trying on Final Fantasy? When they can do original and exciting games like The World Ends With You
The Great Melon  +   1225d ago

Final Fantasy is the name they use to sell games. If they were to drop the name they would likely lose realistically a million in sales just due to the loss of brand recognition.

I agree that they need to pursue more games like The World Ends With You, but I am fine if those games fall under the umbrella of the Final Fantasy title.
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Rock_On_PS4  +   1226d ago
i hope this game is coming to the xbox 360.
Qrphe  +   1226d ago
I hope not, since a game fully developed on such engine would imply a next gen release, and I want it this gen :(
FFNul  +   1226d ago
Ok, lets talk about square and sony making a game that was rumored to be "in the works" no released date mind you early in the spring 2007?

What? no talk about epic bringing gears to the ps3? Even in that article it said "it's never gonna happen". Why stop there? Hey I want blue dragon on the ps3. Let me guess, Ben doesn't like the game much so he doesn't bring it up.

By the way ff7 wasn't all that. Geez, the load times had more lag than Bath and Body Works has oils and lotions. Random battles going from point a to point b. Read the review of the former xplay on g4 host says about it.

Again, let's talk about a game that's in the "what if" phase that may take 4 to 5 years to make. How many "what if this game gets a sequel or remade" topics are you gonna make?

IGN? The company who dissed the ps vita on the cost of the handheld and their high cost of the gigabyte memory cards. And they had the nerve to compare the vita to the 360.
Zechs34  +   1226d ago
That wall of "text" was completely irrelevant and pointless. Welcome to N4G
mamotte  +   1226d ago
I suppose this is the exact definition of "making a storm in a glass of water"
Smokingunz  +   1226d ago
They've been talking about a ff7 remake for years, we all know it's not going to happen and it wouldn't make anu sense to do a remake. I rather see a ff7-2 instead just like what they did with ff13 series.
TheLyonKing  +   1226d ago
Anything about kh3 gets me excited lol
Huarle  +   1226d ago
Isn't Thief 4 using Unreal Engine 3? What the hell is he talking about?
MiyagiSPG  +   1226d ago
The graphical jump from KH2 PS2 graphics to KH3 PS4 graphics will be pretty mind boggling o.o OMG Can't wait :D!!!!
kevinsheeks  +   1226d ago
The game's we want take years and years to come but the crap we don't want comes out yearly -_-
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1225d ago
Kingodm hearts has such a unique style it would be very intersting to see the transtion to the luminous studio engine.
simonrope  +   1225d ago
KH3 will be on Xbox too. Guaranteed :)
Gorbenshore  +   1225d ago
Yes! Use that luminous engine!

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