Kingdom Hearts III switched to Unreal Engine 4

Kingdom Hearts III is now being built on Unreal Engine 4, director Tetsuya Nomura has revealed.

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Kalebninja1233d ago

idk how to feel about this.....

sinncross1233d ago (Edited 1233d ago )

Probably for the best. Whatever gets this game out in a timely fashion. and something like GGXrd uses UE4 and that looks beautiful in motion.

I want to play KH3, and if UE4 helps that wait be like 2 years instead of 5, I am ok with it.

Real problem is that SE sunk all that money into an engine that is probably not going to be used beyond FF15 (who knows if that even uses it still)

N4GDgAPc1233d ago

Well probably FF16. The tech demo I bet that girl is a character from ff16. Will see though. Maybe it was all just created for that tech demo only. but I got to say when the girl heal's herself she is in a lot of pain in the process. This is how I always thought healing someone would do. Can't think of any game that has done this. Be interesting to implement that in a game.

vishmarx1233d ago (Edited 1233d ago )

i dunno, while unreal is known for good action games
its just worrying that any project nomura takes up the engines starts having problems with one vital thing or the other

DevilOgreFish1233d ago

Guilty Gear XRD is UE3. Either way unreal engine 4 is a better choice. It's an engine that produces very quick results as seen by all the youtube creators.

WombBat1233d ago

This is not good.

theyre switching over a year in development cycle. gimme a break nomura

bouzebbal1233d ago

Nomura sucks so bad. does this mean an extra 2 year delay? Damn!

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Blaze9291233d ago (Edited 1233d ago )

man, as someone who was 11 when the first game came out - I just want to play this damn thing before I turn 30. This is the last hope I have for Square

Spotie1233d ago

How were you eleven when the game came out if it's not out yet? Are you a time traveler?

Eamon1233d ago

Re-read. He said "first game."

elsuperamigo1232d ago

Marty! Is that you? We need to send you back to the year 1985

Magicite1233d ago (Edited 1233d ago )

now it wont look cartoonish, but UNREAL? /s
But why would they use other engine when they have got their own?

iamtehpwn1233d ago

If this were Unreal Engine 3, you'd definitely have something to afraid of. However, Unreal Engine 4 is actually an incredible engine. It's really fast (Super excellent performance definitely capable of next gen graphics), has great PS4 performance, doesn't have any of the flaws that UE3 had. I've personally worked with Unreal Engine 3 and 4, I absolutely LOVE working with Unreal Engine 4 myself, it's leagues beyond UE3.

This will definitely speed KH3's development up tremendously.

sonypsnow1233d ago

Make a blog explaining why Unreal Engine 4 is Great for Kingdom Hearts 3. eg: Quick development/less than 2 years, auto-port, auto-optimize, auto-creation, etc.

iamtehpwn1233d ago

I can definitely do this if enough users on here are interested.

CaspuR1233d ago

yea make a blog ill read it ^^

mechlord1233d ago

@iamtehpwn just do it already man :) lotta people will read it, not enough will come here and publicly say it. Besides, i need something else (well written) to read other than #ps4noparity and #driveclub articles

iamtehpwn1233d ago

Alright you guys I will do it within the next 48 hours, Look out for it.

SugarSoSweet1233d ago

In the blog you're going to write can you also include the differences of developing with UNR3 VS UNR4 and some of the flaws UNR3 had that UNR4 doesn't

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DevilOgreFish1233d ago

now they can bring this to PC.

DevilOgreFish1233d ago (Edited 1233d ago )

Lol at the disagrees, afraid to see a 1080p 60fps version possibly in the works.

elninels1233d ago

These disagrees are silly. Who wants to deny people games. And the possibility of mods for kh3 and ffxv? Oh bae

LightDiego1233d ago

And you still don't know why the disagrees? Kingdom Hearts has nothing to do with PC, stop begging, it's ridiculous.

LightofDarkness1233d ago

@LightDiego: YOU have nothing to do with PC, so stop talking about and for it.

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elninels1233d ago

I'm excited. The visuals will be high quality, and it should be easy for them to hire people with familiarity with the engine.

I believe @sinncross is talking about the luminous engine. I assume that is what FFXV is on but really who knows.

I'm not sure KH and FFXV were being made on the same engine. Wasn't it stated that the engine the kh3 team was working with was problematic to the point where it was difficult to get images up?

killacal131233d ago

They gonna look like plastic!!!!

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MrSwankSinatra1233d ago (Edited 1233d ago )

Lame, What was the whole point of Square building their proprietary Luminous Engine for years, if they're not going to use it for the games that people actually want from them.

FullmetalRoyale1233d ago

It certainly does strike me as odd.

iamtehpwn1233d ago

Square Enix always seems to build proprietary engines and then wastes them, like Crystal tools. However, Crystal Tools was honestly a terrible engine and it's easily revealed why in Lightning Returns more so than any other game. Because LR was an open world game and Crystal Tools was not built to be able to handle Open Worlds, the framerate chugged, the textures were a mess, the game was a huge performance downgrade from XIII and XIII-2.

Patrick_pk441233d ago

Nomura did state that their engine had multiple problems that were messing with the game. This is probably for the best if it will get the same results with a more stabilized engine.

Stallion1233d ago

Who fucking cares what engine it's on. As long as the game's out within a few years and it's good, the paper you write the book on doesn't matter.

Kumomeme1233d ago

maybe the engine still not complete?
or might because before they said the luminous was created for final fantasy,not kingdom hearts?

either way, unreal engine 4 was not a bad choice

MrSwankSinatra1233d ago

Yeah slow loading textures and horrible frame rates which has been a staple of the unreal engines is not a bad choice. Unreal is just a crappy engine and has been for years.

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firelogic1233d ago

lol, guess their engine wasn't working out. Is FFXV still using Luminous?

NxeonPwn1233d ago

Yeah it is, As long as the game looks visually good and performs well I'm good with that.

Doge1233d ago

Well that certainly came out of nowhere.

akaFullMetal1233d ago (Edited 1233d ago )

Maybe luminous isn't great for fast action games?

MrSwankSinatra1233d ago

Kingdom Hearts isn't exactly fast action.

FlameHawk1233d ago

I'm pretty sure FFXV is "fast action game". It's suppose to be very similar to Kingdom Hearts.
That seems very face paced.

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