New information has just reached us concerning the graphical engine used in the development of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV. Square Enix will utilize the YEBIS 2 engine, an engine first used at the 2012 E3 for the Agni’s Philosophy tech demo.
The YEBIS 2 engine, a derivative of the Luminous Engine, was developed by Square Enix as an internal asset for use on next gen platforms. The interesting thing about this confirmation is that Final Fantasy XV began development long before completion of the YEBIS 2 engine. What’s more, FFXV first came to light in 2006, this is prior to the Luminous engine even being a thought for Square Enix. In fact, when Final Fantasy XV was originally announced , as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, its production began under the Crystal Tools engine. This games ability to shift directly from overworld to combat, with no loading screens in between, is accredited to the power of this new engine . YEBIS 2 also adds some impressively realistic depth of field, lighting and even some stylish motion blur visual effects.