Luminous Engine Technical Director Yoshihisa Hashimoto Leaves Square Enix

The technical director for the eye popping Luminous Engine has left Square Enix to pursue other goals with another company, no further details have been given aside that he has already left the company. This news comes from a friend of Hashimoto’s that made a post on his facebook wall. The Luminous Engine was supposedly the newest graphic engine developed by Square Enix and fans had a first glance at E3 2012 when revealed Agni’s Philosophy, a tech demo running with the engine.

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vishmarx1606d ago (Edited 1606d ago )

good, hope he'll get to make games now and not just 1 trailer per 5 years like the rest of SE

GutZ311606d ago (Edited 1606d ago )

They probably told him they will be making "Lightning Returns" sequels until he dies, or leaves the company.
Hes a bro if its the latter.

GutZ311606d ago (Edited 1606d ago )

Sorry guys, I really hated Lightning, and don't like them reusing a character for a "Final Fantasy" game.
I could understand a reboot, or a remaster, say FF7 or FF9?
I hated that they made FFX-2, it did nothing for me, and made me wish they just left FFX alone.

I found pleasure in playing fresh content, new faces, new storys told in unfamiliar places each new game.

I am sure to be apposed by many to this idea, but its my own opinion, sorry I have one.

XiSasukeUchiha1606d ago

Hopefully the dude finds a good job:)

FarEastOrient1606d ago

Square Enix keeps wasting money on making engines and than not using them. Than they license other engines to run their games. No wonder they had so many projects go through development hell.

3-4-51606d ago

* Probably saw the writing on the wall and wanted out before it gets worse.

* After making games JUST FOR GRAPHICS, he may want to make an ACTUAL game this time.

Chard1606d ago

To this day I can't believe they actually said that. It's like they want to be a laughing stock

GutZ311606d ago

They clearly asked how to translate something, and the translator said it was correct.

Unfortunately, japanese isn't very well received directly translated.
Like many japanese words, they are actually more like sound effects or feelings that arn't used in every day speach with most english speaking cultures.

Take Doki Doki, literally it is the sound a heart beat makes, but we translate it to mean excited, afraid, or in love depending on the context.

Or, they could just be bat pooh crazy as everyone expects.

I rather think they paid the wrong translator in a hilarious fumble.

TheDevil15inallofus1606d ago

I think it's how they say, "GET HYPE!" Still, couldn't have been uttered at a worse time.

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CouldHaveYelledUiiW1606d ago

I hope this helps Nintendo some how.

It would be great if he goes into making Nintendo friendly Engines w/ actually support.

GutZ311606d ago

I would find it much more appealing if he opened his own studio, and did things as he pleases, regardless of console politics, or who pays most.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1606d ago

Kind of what I meant, I did not mean an exclusive engine- I said "Nintendo friendly, not exclusive."

A lot of the other Current engines can run on the WiiU but have to be modified in-order to support WiiUGamepad or the less PC-like Architecture of the WiiU.

Unreal or Crytek made known that they weren't going to incorporate WiiU specific tools in there current engine.

Chrono1606d ago

Nintendo friendly Engines? You mean last gen tech?

jcnba281606d ago

Yet those "last gen" games still have a higher metacritic score than "next gen" games. Why is that?

Inception1606d ago

Wow, is this means SE will throw luminous engine to the garbage can like they did with crystal tools?

Agent_hitman1606d ago

Speaking of Luminous engine. I hope that tech demo "Agnis" will be the next FF after 15..

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