Yesterday, during a panel at GDC 2017 in San Francisco, Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata showcased a video providing a look at a series of technical experiments done using the game as a development test bed, and today they published the full video.
The experiments are being conducted on the game’s Luminous Studio Pro engine in collaboration with Nvidia Game Works, and they look absolutely spectacular, running on a newly announced Nvidia GTX 1080ti.
The video showcases forward-looking work on lighting, dynamic foliage, flame particles, fur, deep learning-based AI adapting to player battle behavior and environmental destruction. This also includes a a look at Cerberus, which adds the proverbial cherry on top of the cake.
Before that, you can also see a sizzle reel of the development techniques and technologies used over the past few years to develop the game.
Once again, it’s important to mention that we’re not looking at a product in development, but at technical tests for future applications. This isn’t in any shape or form a confirmation of an upcoming PC version of the game.
Yesterday, Tabata-san also mentioned that the game achieved its initial sales goal, and that the team is ready to take on new challenges going forward.
During the panel, he also hinted to the possibility of opening technical collaborations with other studios, even if he did not provide further information on the potential extent of those partnerships.
You can check out the video below, with the part about the new tech experiments starting at the 01:45 mark.